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Equinix and Unitas to Bundle Hybrid Cloud Services

Service integrates colocation and cloud services, powered by Unitas' multi-cloud platform

IT departments are embracing hybrid cloud models at a record pace. IDC reports that more than 82 percent of enterprises will commit to hybrid architectures, mixing owner-operated servers with cloud services by the end of this year.

That statistic certainly bodes well for cloud services provider Unitas Global and colocation giant Equinix, which announced a collaboration to deliver bundled hybrid cloud services to the enterprise.

The partners describe it as a turnkey, fully managed service, eliminating the need to redesign existing IT architecture or start from scratch. The bundle, based on the Unitas multi-cloud orchestration system, will be available across 150 Equinix data centers around the globe.

 

See also: Equinix Customers Pushing Global Footprint

According to a press release, the bundled solution includes data center space, power, network, compute, storage, cloud software, direct cloud connections via Equinix Cloud Exchange, cross-connects, bandwidth, and management—all dedicated to a single client, offered at one monthly price, and managed by a single vendor.

Unitas’ multi-cloud orchestration system connects to Platform Equinix, a platform connecting any number of  providers across its global ecosystem.

The announcement comes on the same day Equinix announced its first-quarter earnings. The company reported $950 million for the first quarter, up from $845 million in same period last year. Its net income for the quarter was $42 million, up from a $37 million loss reported in the first quarter of 2016 but down from $61.7 million in income reported for the fourth quarter of last year.

See also: 250 Verizon Data Center Employees to Join Equinix

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