Ericsson & Equinix help enterprises leverage multi-cloud advantages

Ericsson and Equinix have developed a joint offering for enterprises to reap the true benefits of hybrid cloud and multi cloud adoption. The offering leverages the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) and Apcera platform from Ericsson.

The joint offering leverages the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) and Apcera platform from Ericsson.

The joint offering leverages the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) and Apcera platform from Ericsson.

The initial target enterprises will be finance and insurance companies in South East Asia and Oceania to help solve their challenges on data compliance and regulation and at the same time give the agility that enterprises need.

Highlights of the joint offering

  • Ericsson to provide Apcera Platform to deploy any application, on any cloud infrastructure, at speed, without the risk.
  • Equinix to provide secure high performance interconnections to multiple clouds via Equinix Cloud Exchange.
  • Initial target enterprises will be finance and insurance companies in South East Asia and Oceania to help solve their data compliance and regulation challenges.

The finance and insurance industry have strict compliance regulations on data and this brings limitations for them to deploy a multi-cloud strategy.

“To be able to meet the market demand for hybrid cloud and multi cloud, Ericsson is delighted to partner with Equinix. We will jointly support enterprises, initially addressing South East Asia and Oceania customers, moving workloads and data across multiple clouds using one port with on-demand, automated connectivity,” said Ludvig Landgren, VP Network Applications & Cloud Infrastructure, Ericsson South East Asia and Oceania.

Ericsson and Equinix’s joint offering will address this challenge by enabling enterprises to deploy any application on any cloud infrastructure with high performance and secure connections that meet compliance regulations.

Ericsson’s Apcera Platform is a highly secure, policy-driven software platform that delivers a new era of application delivery and cloud economics for global enterprises and operators.

It is a connective fabric that enables deployment, orchestration, and governance of diverse application workloads—containers, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) runtimes, and complete operating systems—across multiple cloud infrastructure assets including hybrid clouds, private clouds and public clouds.

“We are excited to embark on this initiative with Ericsson. As the wider community of financial and insurance enterprises look beyond traditional technology models to ensure compliance, they can also experience all the benefits offered by cloud technology within a secure data centre environment,” said Clement Goh, Managing Director, South Asia for Equinix.

The platform provides an extensive, open API to allow true integration into wider ecosystems of complementary services.

Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables on-demand, direct network connectivity to multiple cloud providers in major metro areas throughout the world.

It also provides virtualised, private connections that are scalable, on-demand, and easy-to-get.

The initial deployment for the joint offering is scheduled for December, 2016.

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