This transaction should enable Equinix to offer its multicloud interconnection platform across the country, right when the demand for that is taking off. The added customer base and partnership should enhance Equinix's ability to reach enterprise customers outside of Toronto as well.- 451 Research: Equinix spends $750m for Bell Canada's datacenter portfolio”
Equinix Buys 13 Data Centers from Bell Canada, Expands in 7 Cities
With the acquisition of 13 new data centers for $750 million from Bell Canada, Equinix has extended its presence in seven new cities and expanded its roster of enterprise clients. According to 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, the announcement places Equinix in the position to offer a coast to coast multicloud interconnection platform, and will situate Equinix as an 'edge' supplier for public cloud providers looking to deploy in markets outside of Toronto and Montreal. Equinix and Bell will also work in partnership to help enterprises benefit from hybrid/multicloud implementations.
Equinix’s global reach and connectivity platform will help to differentiate it in the Canadian market.