Network cabling at an Equinix data center (Photo: Equinix)

Network cabling at an Equinix data center (Photo: Equinix)

Global Capacity Expands in 8 Equinix Sites

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Some of the cabling density inside the Equinix DC-11 data center in northern Virginia. Global Capacity said today that it is deploying PoPs at 8 Equinix locations. (Photo: Equinix)

One of the trends we’ve seen at Equinix in recent quarters is companies deploying equipment across multiple Equinix colocation facilities. That trend continues today with the announcement that network connectivity provider Global Capacity is expanding its Points of Presence (PoPs) into eight Equinix data centers in North America, connecting to the Equinix Ethernet Exchange.

Global Capacity has signed a Solution Partner agreement with Equinix to deliver its One Marketplace platform to automate and streamline the procurement of Ethernet, SONET and Wavelength network connectivity into Equinix data centers. Global Capacity will offer real-time, competitive quotes for circuits and automated ordering, provisioning and management of access network services for extending the reach of Equinix customers’ TDM and Ethernet services.

“Equinix operates as a critical connection point for the market where applications and networks converge. Global Capacity is excited to be an integral part of the Equinix Marketplace,” adds Ben Edmond , Chief Revenue Officer of Global Capacity. “Global Capacity’s innovative One Marketplace and Equinix’s robust interconnection platforms complement each other, enabling service providers and enterprises customers the opportunity to design, price and execute on the optimal network required, and to simplify and automate these processes. Together, these capabilities will become a significant asset to Global Capacity and Equinix’s mutual customers.”

“Since our founding in 1998, Equinix has optimized network infrastructure. Our dense interconnection platform includes nearly 100 data centers around the world and 4,000 customers. The relationship with Global Capacity will enable us to support our customers’ strategies for cloud and network connectivity,” said Jim Poole, General Manager, Global Networks & Mobility for Equinix.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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