Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) said it has teamed with Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to enable on-demand virtual network capabilities that allow service provider and enterprise customers to quickly provision high-speed, high-capacity network resources whenever they need them.
Extending across the US, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, these “on-demand” networks allow Equinix customers to benefit from the full promise of cloud, providing access to massive amounts of compute and network resources, exactly and only when needed.
Ciena´s coherent optical technology and software also supports the Equinix Cloud Exchange, a new service that combines the automated interconnection of cloud, network and managed service providers with advanced service orchestration, providing enterprises with simple, scalable and direct access to multiple cloud services.
Equinix connects more than 4,500 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world´s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Its website is at http://www.equinix.com.
Ciena is a network specialist that leverages its expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with its OPn architecture for next-generation networks. Its website is at www.ciena.com.