Sunday, February 27, 2011

Equinix ups the stakes with compliance for co-lo customers


>>Equinix has been fairly strict in the past about remaining vendor-neutral as a data center floor space provider. It doesn’t push customers onto particular hardware or management systems (beyond racks and power); just pitches its expertise as interconnection and reliability. But with Carpathia’s compliance tools and advanced virtualized networking capabilities, it’s definitely moving beyond floor space. Equinix says the initial target is highly regulated, ‘complex compliancy’ verticals like Federal IT and health care providers, which is what Carpathia specializes in. The company added that customers are asking for this.

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