The relationship between Equinix and infrastructure monitoring provider ScienceLogic has deepened. Equinix already monitors its worldwide footprint through ScienceLogic, but now the two are collaborating on simplifying and easing cloud migration for enterprises.
The companies are pitching a combo of Equinix’s Cloud Exchange with ScienceLogic’s integrated monitoring solution to help enterprises on the journey to hybrid cloud. The partnership also means that Equinix's managed service provider partners can strengthen public cloud offerings in their portfolio. ScienceLogic is able to help them handle cloud migrations for enterprise customers, as well help with ongoing monitoring.
The solution will initially be available in the Washington, D.C., area, which is where ScienceLogic is headquartered. Future expansions worldwide are planned, including Asia Pacific in 2015.
Equinix’s mission has been to meet hybrid needs through private connectivity and partners lending a helping hand. It's the rationale behind the company's acquisition of cloud services firm Nimbo and a recent partnership with Datapipe, which is offering managed services for hybrid. Datapipe will also be using ScienceLogic.
Data center providers are increasingly finding themselves in a position of needing to offer services beyond facility management to differentiate. There are two routes: directly offering these services in-house or offering these services through close partners who take space in their facilities. Equinix does the latter, as well as maintaining its traditional focus on connectivity.
“Our goal at Equinix is to help enterprise customers realize the full benefits of the cloud without worrying about application latency or cost issues,” Chris Sharp, vice president of cloud innovation at Equinix, said in a statement.
Hybrid continues to be the big buzzword. It simply means putting the right workloads on the right infrastructure based on determining factors like cost, performance, and security. ScienceLogic estimates 80 percent of big companies use clouds like Amazon Web Services.
Equinix now offers several different avenues for hybrid infrastructure. Enterprises can do it themselves, have someone else do it for them and get extra visibility into what’s going on if they choose.
ScienceLogic recently raised a $43 million funding round led by Goldman Sachs, exceeding the previous three rounds raised combined.
The positive news followed some tragic news of a house fire taking lives of the company's chief operating officer Don Pyle and members of his family in January.