Ericsson, Equinix aim to deliver the ‘true benefits’ of cloud computing

Ericsson and Equinix have developed a joint offering for enterprises to deliver the “true benefits” of hybrid cloud and multi cloud adoption. The offering leverages the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) and Apcera platform from Ericsson.

The initial target enterprises will be finance and insurance companies in South East Asia and Oceania to help solve their challenges on data compliance and regulation and at the same time give the agility that enterprises need.

The finance and insurance industry have strict compliance regulations on data and this brings limitations for them to deploy a multi-cloud strategy.  Ericsson and Equinix’s joint offering will address this challenge by enabling enterprises to deploy any application on any cloud infrastructure with high performance and secure connections that meet compliance regulations.

Ericsson’s Apcera Platform is a highly secure, policy-driven software platform that delivers a new era of application delivery and cloud economics for global enterprises and operators. It is a connective fabric that enables deployment, orchestration, and governance of diverse application workloads—containers, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) runtimes, and complete operating systems—across multiple cloud infrastructure assets including hybrid clouds, private clouds and public clouds. The platform provides an extensive, open API to allow true integration into wider ecosystems of complementary services.

Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables on-demand, direct network connectivity to multiple cloud providers in major metro areas throughout the world. It also provides virtualized, private connections that are scalable, on-demand, and easy-to-get.

Ludvig Landgren, VP Network Applications & Cloud Infrastructure, Ericsson South East Asia and Oceania said: “To be able to meet the market demand for hybrid cloud and multi cloud, Ericsson is delighted to partner with Equinix. We will jointly support enterprises, initially addressing South East Asia and Oceania customers, moving workloads and data across multiple clouds using one port with on-demand, automated connectivity.”

“We are excited to embark on this initiative with Ericsson.  As the wider community of financial and insurance enterprises look beyond traditional technology models to ensure compliance, they can also experience all the benefits offered by cloud technology within a secure data centre environment,” said Clement Goh, Managing Director, South Asia for Equinix.

The initial deployment is scheduled for December, 2016.