Verizon launches interconnect service through Equinix

Verizon launches interconnect service through Equinix

Verizon's SDI service is designed to provide fast, reliable connectivity between customer and the colocation data center.


Just days after AT&T hooked up with IBM and Microsoft for cloud service connectivity, Verizon announced a software-defined interconnect (SDI) service to help the carrier's customers connect Equinix colocation data centers.

These two companies have a history. In 2017, Equinix acquired 29 Verizon data centers in the U.S and Latin America for $3.6 billion. So like AT&T, Verizon left data centers to the experts and focused on building connections to them.

As more enterprises move workloads into colocation facilities run by providers like Equinix, fast, secure connections between the enterprise and the colocation become a must. Verizon's SDI service is designed to provide fast, reliable connectivity between customer and the colocation data center.

SDI is designed to address the challenges with colocation connections, like building the physical connection and provisioning. SDI leverages an API between the Verizon network and Equinix’s Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric), offering organizations with a private IP network direct connectivity to 115 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers around the globe within minutes, while eliminating the need for dedicated physical connectivity. And that is Verizon's pitch: simplicity and efficiency.

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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) operates a global interconnection platform of more than 200 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 52 markets in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to protect, connect and power the digital economy.
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