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Equinix widens reach of Oracle Cloud

  Equinix has announced a major expansion of its dedicated, private access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The deal sees OCI connected to another 16 Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres. According to Robert Blackburn, Global Managing Director, Oracle Strategic Alliance, Equinix: “We are excited to continue our collaboration with Oracle and extend this…

Equinix completes Itconic acquisition

Equinix has announced the completion of its deal to acquire Itconic. The deal gives Equinix five data centres and allows it to expand Platform Equinix into Iberia. It has taken Equinix less than a month from announcing  plans to acquire Itconic to getting regulatory approval and completing the paperwork. What is important about this deal…

Zenium delivers some Turkish Delight to Equinix

Global data centre and interconnection player Equinix has acquired an Istanbul Data Center from Zenium. This is an all cash deal that will cost Equinix US$93 million. With just $2.5 million in turnover, this is not about buying customers. Instead, the deal is about securing access to a site that sits astride Europe and Asia.…

Equinix acquires Itconic to expand European footprint

Global data centre and interconnection vendor, Equinix, has announced its latest acquisition target. It is to acquire Itconic from The Carlyle Group. Itconic is a large data centre, connectivity and cloud provider in Spain and Portugal. It will also acquire CloudMas, an Itconic subsidiary focused on enterprise cloud adoption. According to Eric Schwartz, President, EMEA,…

Google finally gets a dedicated interconnect

Google has announced Dedicated Interconnect. The solution will allow the company’s biggest customers to connect directly to Google Cloud. The move brings Google in line with AWS, Azure, SoftLayer, OVH and other large players in the cloud market. The only surprise here is that it has taken so long for Google to get its act…

Equinix and Eastern Light to light up the Nordics

Global data centre provider Equinix has announced plans for a new international fiber optic cable route in Europe. It will be delivered by Eastern Light who specialise in building and selling long-haul dark fiber routes in the Nordic region. The plan is to allow customers to use their own equipment on the dark fiber. It…

Equinix completes Verizon data centre deal

Equinix has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 29 Verizon data centres. The deal was originally announced in December. It is an all cash deal worth $3.6 billion. Equinix will take over 1,000 Verizon customers, 600 of whom are new to Equinix. It will be interesting to see just how many of those…

Discovery turns to Equinix for IOA

Equinix has announced that Discovery Communications has engaged it to create an Interconnection Orientated Architecture (IOA). The company is the owner of a number of TV channels including, among others, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Eurosport. It is looking for an IOA to enable it to move its digital business to a fully cloud-based…

ZENEDGE increases capacity tenfold

Security vendor ZENEDGE has signed a deal with Equinix that will increase its capacity tenfold. The deal sees ZENEDGE deploy a number of new mega-POPS (Points of Presence) inside Equinix data centres. Each of the data centres will be PCI compliant and Equinix will also market ZENEDGE to its customers. According to Yuri Frayman, Chief…

Equinix announces IBX expansion plans

Global data centre giant Equinix has announced its latest expansion plan. It’s last major expansion phase saw it swallow most of the Verizon’s global data centre portfolio. Now it has announced it is to open five new International Business Exchanges (IBX) and expand 14 others. Once completed, this will take the total number of IBX…