Region-wide availability accelerates hybrid cloud and digital transformation journeys
HONG KONG – May 6, 2019 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect cloud service in its Hong Kong International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. With the addition of Hong Kong, Equinix offers region-wide availability for AWS Direct Connect helping to propel hybrid cloud development and accelerate digital transformation in Asia-Pacific.
Cloud computing is top priority for companies in Hong Kong. According to the IT Trends Report 2018: The Intersection of Hype and Performance, 63% of Hong Kong IT professionals indicate that cloud/hybrid IT is the most important technology to their organization’s IT strategy. By offering AWS Direct Connect to businesses in Hong Kong, Equinix and AWS are allowing enterprises to advance their hybrid cloud strategies by seamlessly and safely incorporating cloud services into their existing architectures.
“Amazon Web Services continues to be a dominant player in today’s cloud infrastructure services space and we are delighted to expand our relationship with them. Since 2016 we have seen a 350% increase in customer connections to AWS via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric, highlighting the significant adoption of cloud services that can offer cost and application performance benefits. It is a point of pride that we offer the most AWS Direct Connect onramps among our data center peers.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures. Equinix.hk.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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