HDS, Equinix tie-up for global hybrid cloud deal

Hitachi Data Systems and Equinix have signed a partnership in which the Japanese IT infrastructure vendor will offer large enterprise customers a managed compute service from within Equinix’s global network of co-lo data centres. HDS – predominantly an enterprise storage vendor – has for the last four years built an x86 server business and a managed services operation in Australia to prepare for today’s announcement.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/397209,hds-equinix-tie-up-for-global-hybrid-cloud-deal.aspx

Microsoft offers dedicated fibre connections to Aussie Azure cloud

Microsoft today held a launch event for the arrival of its Azure cloud platform in Australia and announced would offer its “ExpressRoute” dedicated fibre connections to its local data centres in partnership with Telstra and Equinix. Microsoft Australia’s US parent last week jumped the gun on the local subsidiary’s launch announcement, revealing Azure would go live in Sydney and Melbourne this week.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/397190,microsoft-offers-dedicated-fibre-connections-to-aussie-azure-cloud.aspx

Equinix expands its third data centre in HK

Equinix has started off the second phase of its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre, HK3-II, in Hong Kong, the data centre company announced today.  The additional investment of US$23 million provides space for an additional 650 cabinets, which brings the total capacity to 2,700 cabinets.  According to Equinix’s media statement, HK3-II has direct fiber connectivity to its other IBX data centres in the city via the Equinix Metro Connect, a service that provides reliable network connectivity, allowing customers in HK3 to easily expand their businesses within the Equinix platform.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/data-center/equinix-expands-its-third-data-centre-in-hk/

Equinix launches Cloud Exchange to grow APAC cloud adoption

In comparison to the US and Europe, the APAC region remains more conservative when it comes to public cloud adoption, according to Eric Hui, Equinix Asia-Pacific director of cloud and service provider markets. Hui said there are a number of factors that exemplify this. For example, the amount of in-born cloud providers that exist in APAC compared to other regions is far fewer, as is the percentage of organisations that have direct connectivity via datacenters to cloud providers.

http://www.zdnet.com/equinix-launches-cloud-exchange-to-grow-apac-cloud-adoption-7000030857/

Equinix Extends Performance Hub Solution to Asia-Pacific

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the availability of Equinix Performance Hub™ in Asia-Pacific ? a new solution that uniquely combines elements of data centers, networking infrastructure and connectivity, and cloud computing access to improve application performance and deliver a globally consistent quality of experience to end users.

http://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2014/Jun/3/equinix-extends-performance-hub-solution-to-asia-pacific.html

Equinix promotes top sales gun to country manager

Co-lo provider Equinix has promoted its top-performing sales manager to run the company’s Australian operations following the departure of former MD Tony Simonsen. Simonsen left the company in March to take on the role of managing director for networking vendor Avaya. Jeremy Deutsch, Equinix’s new country manager, was the third Australian employee at Equinix in 2001 and has since tripled the size of the company’s local sales team.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/385979,equinix-promotes-top-sales-gun-to-country-manager.aspx