Equinix and Aliyun provide direct access to cloud platform

Equinix has signed an agreement with Aliyun, Alibaba Group Holding Limited to provide direct access to Aliyun’s cloud platform via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in Hong Kong and Silicon Valley.

The multinational, Chinese and North American enterprises will have dedicated and secure access to the full suite of Aliyun’s cloud services with this collaboration.

Additionally, enterprises in Asia and North America can build public and hybrid cloud solutions using the cloud capabilities of Aliyun combined with the interconnection solutions from Equinix.

Access to Aliyun’s cloud services will initially be available in Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in Hong Kong and Silicon Valley with further expansion across North America and Asia.

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This apart, Equinix will also offer direct access to additional cloud-based services from Aliyun, including SaaS-based applications.

“By providing this access in two strategic markets, we’re empowering businesses to build secure, private clouds, without compromising network and application performance,” said Chris Sharp, vice president, cloud innovation, Equinix.

Last month, Equinix and Global Capacity joined hands to provide enterprise customers with direct access to many cloud service providers available on the Equinix Cloud Exchange via Global Capacity’s One Marketplace.

Shilpa Khatri

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