Equinix Boosts Glowpoint Video Services

Video conferencing provider Glowpoint, Inc. formed an alliance with Equinix that will deploy managed video services and B2B video calling throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

A provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing, Glowpoint (GLOW), today announced an alliance with colocation and interconnection provider Equinix (EQIX) to offer carriers direct access to Glowpoint’s managed video services through the Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange.

Glowpoint’s suite of managed video services and B2B video calling for telepresence and video conferencing will be readily available to carriers, who will be able to provide these services directly to their customers.

The deal will impact a broad geographical area, with Glowpoint’s cloud-based infrastructure becoming accessible to carriers and service providers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific through Equinix’s global platform that includes International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in 35 markets, connecting more than 595 network carriers.

"Our customers are seeking a solution that leverages their investment in network and access," said Jim Poole, general manager of Global Networks, Mobility and Content for Equinix. "This alliance with Glowpoint will help remove the complex and time-consuming challenges of establishing separate interconnection agreements with carriers and will give carriers instant access to managed video services through one connection, both simply and cost-effectively."

The agreement will allow wider access to Glowpoint's cloud for consumption services via a single connection to Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange. Ethernet exchanges are seen as an important enabler of the convergence between global communications networks as the growth data traffic begins to outpace voice traffic. Carrier Ethernet exchanges  translate between different carrier Ethernet offerings making it far easier for networks to connect across geographies.

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