Equinix Drives Azure Consumption

Who is Equinix?

The Largest Global Provider of Cloud-Connected Data Centers

Equinix is a global data center provider that builds and operates large scale data centers around the world that house some of the most-important digital assets.  More importantly Equinix provides a global interconnection platform for digital business enabling companies to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures.

The cloud is critical to our Business; we’re all in on Azure

Enterprise customers want their infrastructure to be in immediate proximity to the cloud and we are a trusted adviser to help these companies accomplish what they want with the cloud.

The Trusted Center of a Cloud-first World.

  • 200+ data centers in 24 countries.
  • 2018 revenues: $5.07B/Market Cap $46.7B (we’re big).
  • Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure in 61 Equinix data centers globally (i.e. ExpressRoute, O365, etc.)
  • Equinix data centers accommodate 90+% of global internet traffic.

Equinix is the world’s interconnection leader, with 9,800+ customers spanning 52 markets and five continents. Interconnection enables the enterprise to directly and securely connect employees, partners and customers with their data.

Equinix will be a sponsor at Microsoft US Digital Transformation Academy in Las Vegas (September 17-19).

How working with Equinix benefits Microsoft and our mutual customers

Equinix isn’t an app, it’s the global platform that enables all apps to run better in Azure.

Equinix makes it easy for Microsoft customers to connect to Azure.  More than just connectivity, Equinix gets enterprise customers “cloud ready” and makes it easy for them to take full advantage of the cloud first world.

Equinix can help you crush your ACR quota!

In FY19 Equinix drove over $9M of Azure consumption in the US against a goal of $3.1M (3x Goal Attainment).  We had 1,216% YoY Growth (FY18 ACR: $714k) and, as a top 10 NSI, Equinix secured 14 Azure Customer Adds in FY19.

As the largest global ExpressRoute™ provider, Equinix is the proven choice to engage with to drive ACR through ExpressRoute™ to Azure.

200+ data centers in 24 countries. 2018 revenues: $5.07B/Market Cap $46.7B (we’re big). Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure in 61 Equinix data centers globally. Equinix data centers accommodate 90+% of global internet traffic.

Working with Microsoft is our “Thing”

The biggest “thing” is Network Optimization

Network Transformation Leadership: From legacy data centers to a digital-ready infrastructure, Equinix can accelerate digital transformation and re-architect for the new intelligent edge.

Thing One – Migrate Windows Server, SQL & OSS to Azure.

Simplify data center migration: With many Microsoft customers already in Equinix data centers, we can work together to identify the geos that will optimize data center migration to Azure.

Enable faster cloud-to-cloud migration: Enterprise customers are already using Platform Equinix interconnection to push workloads from AWS to Azure.

Thing Two – Innovate Apps and Data on Azure.

Hybrid Cloud Expertise: Equinix will address network architecture considerations for a solution that enables high bandwidth, low latency and secure private connections to Azure via ExpressRoute™ and Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™).

Cloud Adjacency: Private interconnection to Azure via ExpressRouteTM results in a better user experience and wider deployment of Azure services, particularly for latency-sensitive workloads requiring high bandwidth.

In FY19 Equinix drove over $9M of Azure consumption in the US against a goal of $3.1M

How Equinix Drives ACR

Enabling workloads in a cloud adjacent architecture improves performance and increases consumption

Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ – Directly, securely and dynamically connects distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems globally on Platform Equinix® via software-defined interconnection.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute™ – Provides private, dedicated, high-throughput network connection to Microsoft Azure.

Headed to Vegas?

Equinix will be a sponsor at Microsoft US Digital Transformation Academy in Las Vegas (September 17-19).  Stop by our booth (#412) in the HUB if you’d like to discuss how Equinix can accelerate your customer’s digital transformation.

Call to Action

If your customers are faced with these “things” (and you want to crush your ACR quota) please contact us at info.microsoft@equinix.com. We can connect you with the appropriate contact from our global sales team including Solutions Architects™ in all regions.

Download “Microsoft Sales Enablement – Why Equinix” or view the presentation below.

 

Stop by our booth (#412) in the HUB if you’d like to discuss how Equinix can accelerate your customer’s digital transformation.