Verizon is offering its Private IP service out of 16 Equinix data centers around the world. The partnership means Verizon customers gain access to over 300 cloud service providers inside Equinix data centers, and Equinix bolsters its connectivity options. Fully integrated solutions will be available by the end of 2013.
“By leveraging Verizon’s Private IP Service and Equinix data center and interconnection services, customers can count on high levels of security, reliability and performance as they grow their businesses and expand into new markets,” said Equinix CEO and President Steve Smith.
Verizon said in the release that rapid growth of cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications is driving demand for data center services, so there's a reason to get cushy with Equinix, which is the leading player in interconnection and has been building up its ecosystem of partners.
“Verizon and Equinix are market leaders, and the new alliance we have formed will provide customers of both companies the foundation to transform their businesses,” said John Stratton, president, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “Whether it is e-commerce applications, big data, media and entertainment or cloud computing, enterprises need to quickly and securely access and move information from various points around the world.”
Verizon’s Private IP solution is offered in 147 countries across six continents (not much infrastructure on the 7th). Verizon offers reporting and monitoring tools with its private IP solution to let users customize their network to meet needs. The company recently announced 100GE access for Private IP at the end of May.