Saturday 24 February 2018

Equinix’s investment here reaches more than €18.5m as Irish cloud market grows

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland
Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Equinix has announced that its total investment in Ireland now surpasses €18.5m with the launch of Equinix Cloud Exchange here.

The advanced interconnection solution from the data centre firm will provide customers with direct access to the biggest global cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure and Office 365.

Specifically designed for businesses that need access to multiple cloud service providers (CSPs), Equinix Cloud Exchange allows firms to mix and match each nuanced digital requirement with the CSP that best caters to it.

The solution offers faster private cloud connectivity that removes the security and time concerns that many businesses have when considering cloud adoption.

Since the arrival of Equinix in Ireland last year, businesses with data hosted in Ireland have been able to interconnect with global enterprises in more than 41 markets using the ultra-high-speed interconnection platform.

Equinix has invested more than €18.5m in expanding and improving its Irish data centre sites and rolling out more advanced business solutions following its acquisition of TelecityGroup in 2016.

“Equinix Cloud Exchange will help Irish and Irish-based businesses better navigate their digital journey,"

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets, said: "Most of the bigger businesses in Ireland are now either adopting cloud, or seriously contemplating it. This is a natural next step for those businesses in their digital transformation."

Ross Ortega, partner program manager, Azure Networking, Microsoft Corp, said: “We are pleased to see Equinix’s commitment to Microsoft ExpressRoute as it expands Equinix Cloud Exchange into new markets.

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