Equinix expands its VMware partnership for the network edge
Exquinix’s Network Edge solution allows enterprises to more cheaply deploy and effectively scale IT and network services in any region or market where Equinix is present by virtually deploying a “digital-ready infrastructure”.
“By expanding our collaboration with VMware to deliver an innovative new solution that empowers remote workforces, reduces disruption and enables business continuity, we can help companies deploy a digital ready infrastructure at the edge within minutes in order to accelerate their digital transformation efforts anywhere in the world."
In order to better support its customers’ cloud-based data management and IT operations - particularly in response to the en masse remote work initiatives being undertaken due to COVID-19 - Equinix is looking to expand its edge computing capabilities using VMware’s SD-WAN technology.
Users will be able to access VMware’s SD-WAN and secure access network edge (SASE) solutions across Equinix’s entire 205 data centre network, which stretches across 55 markets on five continents. The solution is expected to increase network performance and security for remote workers.
“With VMware SD-WAN Edge now available as a virtual network service on Equinix's Network Edge, enterprises, partners and service providers alike will be able to have unique, globally available network solutions optimised for intrinsically secure access to any public, private or SaaS cloud for remote and branch users."