Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Equinix and OpSource Team to Accelerate the Global Delivery of Scalable Cloud Solutions to Enterprises, Financial Institutions and Service Providers

OpSource Joins Platform Equinix to expand service footprint, enhance performance and advance collaboration with company’s 3,700 customers to grow revenue

HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and OpSource, Inc., the leader in enterprise cloud and managed hosting solutions, today announced an agreement to deliver enterprise-class cloud and managed hosting solutions to Equinix’s ecosystem of more than 3,700 customers across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. OpSource becomes part of Platform Equinix™, which combines business ecosystems and a global footprint of state-of-the-art IBX® (International Business Exchange) data centers for enabling companies such as OpSource to accelerate business growth.

“During the past two years, the introduction of cloud computing offerings has radically accelerated innovation in the hosting market”

Through a combination of co-marketing, joint solution development and training, OpSource will provide cloud and managed hosting solutions to Equinix’s ecosystem; in turn, Equinix will enable OpSource to deliver on rising end-user performance expectations by deploying its assets and services closer to customers with targeted geographical distribution to improve network performance and application response time. Additionally, Platform Equinix facilitates a faster path to revenue growth by enabling OpSource to leverage joint customers for expanded wallet share across Equinix’s 35-market footprint, while providing access to new customers.

“During the past two years, the introduction of cloud computing offerings has radically accelerated innovation in the hosting market”, said Lydia Leong, research vice president for Gartner. “Many of the use cases that IT buyers are considering when evaluating cloud service models require enterprise-class solutions, including high levels of availability, performance, security, and flexibility. Partnerships can significantly expand the options available to IT buyers, especially where hybrid offerings are desired.”

Increasing digitization and the influx of cloud applications are driving demand for hosted services. OpSource provides cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to accelerate growth and scale operations while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks.

“By leveraging Platform Equinix, OpSource is able to offer its cloud and hosting offerings into new markets by tapping into our carrier-rich ecosystem for new business opportunities,” said Vince DiMemmo, General Manager, Cloud and IT Services, Equinix Inc. “Together, we offer customers the best of both worlds – a high performance global data center environment and access to enterprise-class cloud and managed hosting services that can be customized to address each organization’s unique application requirement.”

More than four hundred Software-as-a-Service ISVs, cloud platform providers, carriers and enterprises rely on OpSource's expertise, experience and agility to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. OpSource Cloud is the first cloud computing solution to bring together the flexibility, availability and community of the public cloud with the security, performance and control the enterprise demands.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship to take full advantage of Platform Equinix,” said Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource. “Together we are addressing the rising needs of SaaS, financial institutions and enterprises interested in building secure and low-latency hybrid cloud environments. Additionally, OpSource’s White Label Public Cloud program is a perfect fit for global carriers and service providers looking to launch high-performance public cloud services.”

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