Last week, we were named Equinix’s 2016 Americas Partner of the Year. This recognition expands our status as an Equinix Platinum Partner, topping off a great year of collaboration and partnership between the two companies. Over the past 16 years, we’ve worked with Equinix to provide secure, high-performance hybrid IT solutions that enable our clients to drive their businesses forward and remain competitive in today’s evolving marketplace. In light of this achievement, we’d like to take a look back at the evolution of our partnership.
When our partnership first began, Datapipe was expanding its business across multiple continents. Equinix has long been an industry leading data center company with a well-established global presence, so the collaboration came naturally. Datapipe and Equinix have shared common goals from the start: solving complex IT problems for our clients, removing barriers to cloud adoption, and guiding enterprise companies worldwide on their journey to the cloud. It’s these common goals that have driven the evolution of our partnership into a strategic channel alliance that serves both companies’ channel partners in the market.
In 2015, we became one of the first companies to join Equinix’s global Channel Partner Program, which has helped us expand our global footprint across four continents. Through this program, we can provide our clients access to public clouds, private clouds, and traditional IT environments, which we fully architect, deploy and manage. Equinix’s Channel Partner Program has also enabled Datapipe to leverage the Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA), which Equinix provides to some of the world’s most trusted brands to help them compete and thrive in the global economy.
Over the years, we’ve collaborated with Equinix to provide managed solutions for both AWS and Azure. In 2014, we worked together to provide managed Hybrid IT Solutions for AWS. This offering leverages Equinix’s global footprint of more than 100 International Business Exchange data centers, combined with Equinix’s Cloud Exchange interconnection solution with Datapipe’s managed services and deep AWS expertise. By combining these best-of-breed solutions, enterprise customers are provided revolutionary security, choice, and control for how they approach architecting, building, migrating, and managing enterprise applications and workloads in the AWS cloud.
Datapipe and Equinix offer joint hybrid solutions for Microsoft Azure that allow our clients to implement hybrid IT scenarios that are comprised of automated, on-demand technology that in turn accelerates Azure cloud adoption. One of these offerings is Datapipe’s Managed Hybrid Cloud Connect for Azure, which provides secure, reliable, and fast connections between public and private clouds. This leverages Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to build secure, hybrid environments that offer the best of both public and private infrastructure. Datapipe partners exclusively with Equinix to provide ExpressRoute connections that do not cross over the public Internet, have added bandwidth, and provide higher security, reliability, and speeds with lower latencies than typical connections.
Through working with Equinix, we are providing innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of IT. Our clients are at the core of our business. By partnering with Equinix, they’re guaranteed to have the expertise and experience to navigate changing infrastructure needs in today’s cloud landscape. We look forward to the coming years of our strategic channel alliance and the continued successes ahead.