Equinix and Rackspace announced collaboration on Wednesday to offer private access to Rackspace cloud services from Equinix International Business Exchange data centers across North America.
Equinix will offer direct access to Rackspace dedicated data center via direct cross connects, as well as through Equinix Cloud Exchange.
Equinix and Rackspace believe that their customers will be able to realize the full benefits of hybrid and multi-cloud solutions with the latest development.
“Today’s cloud applications require higher performance than ever before. Together with Rackspace, we are making it easier for customers to access and deploy the cloud infrastructure that makes the most sense for them,” said Mark Adams, chief development officer, Equinix.
In addition, existing Equinix customers will now be able to add Rackspace managed services to their hybrid or multi-cloud deployments. Initially, access will only be available to Microsoft Azure via Rackspace, with the possibility of adding additional cloud service providers.
“With this new collaboration, Rackspace continues to simplify interconnection to multiple clouds in a way that enables our customers to reap the full benefits of the hybrid cloud – cost savings, scalability and increased performance – in a managed and secure way,” said John Engates, Chief Technology Officer, Rackspace.