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Equinix connects IBX data centres for greater performance

Global interconnection and data center vendor Equinix has announced plans for increased connectivity between its IBX exchanges. Each International Business Exchange (IBX) will be connected both physically and virtually to each other. This will create a new high-speed inter-metro fabric to be called the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric. It will be based on the existing Equinix…

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 gets tighter to Level 3

In a brief announcement Level 3 Communications revealed that it has reached a multi-year interconnection agreement with Google. The agreement is settlement free and is centred around the concept of a bit-mile balance. Effectively this means that the traffic calculation on each network is based on the formula of packet size x distance travelled. This…

NTT to link London to ExpressRoute for Office 365

NTT customers in London will be able to benefit from a direct connection to ExpressRoute for Office 365 from January 2016. The service will be extended to Tokyo customers in February 2016. This extends the connectivity for NTT customers from Microsoft Azure and NTT has wider ambitions The connection is not enabled via one of…

Equinix Cloud Exchange captures Oracle 

Equinix has announced that they are to work with Oracle to integrate Oracle Cloud Services into Equinix Cloud Exchange across six global markets. The announcement is just the latest from Equinix who appear to be on a major push to establish Equinix Cloud Exchange as the key global cloud interconnect service. The attraction of this…