Paris - February 08, 2022 - InterCloud is delighted to announce that the next steps of our partnership with Equinix – the world’s digital infrastructure company™ – will improve our footprint for Virtualized Network Functions (VNF).
As global enterprises are facing increasing complexity when dealing with multi-cloud architectures and geographically diverse applications, they struggle to achieve the end-to-end service performance they need with the coverage they want.
By combining their expert capabilities, Equinix and InterCloud are removing the geographic and technical interconnection barriers holding global enterprises back in their cloud adoption.
InterCloud is extending their reach through Equinix’s Network Edge in geographies where we have not deployed virtualisation capabilities. Network Edge provides virtual network services that run on a modular infrastructure platform, optimized for instant deployment and interconnection of network services.
Virtual Network Functions (VNF) are individual network services, such as routers and firewalls, that run as software-only virtual machine (VM) instances on generic hardware.
VNF are getting more and more critical in Software Defined Connectivity deployments. One of the key benefits of VNF is the very short deployment time coupled with the wide range of network functions supported. It raises the flexibility of, almost, any legacy network services at the cloud-native application level, and optimizes application performance. Traffic can follow the most direct route between the user and the cloud application using a VNF to define security or traffic priorities.
The provisioning of cloud access to any SD-Wan technology is made more efficient and the Platform enables more services to be added as required. Firewalls, visibility agents or network performance improvement solutions may be stitched together to provide the chain of services that Network Infrastructure owners need.
Virtual Network Service Benefits:
- Reduce CAPEX (purchase, maintenance or improvement of equipment)
- Support expansion strategies
- Gain multi-vendor flexibility
- Accelerate time to market by reducing the sales cycle
- Utilise scalability to adapt to business needs
- Provide greater control of the digital ecosystem
InterCloud has a long history of deploying virtualized network capabilities for many customers. The combination of Equinix and InterCloud virtualization is a major step forward that will leverage our expertise in this area. Customers will benefit from one of the best geographical coverage and an unmatched choice of network features. The visibility and measurability of the performance will provide peace of mind to customers who are deploying critical applications in the cloud.
Jérôme Dilouya, Founder & CEO at InterCloud says: “Using Equinix’s Network Edge we will ensure that our clients can implement their digital transformation initiatives with high levels of agility and security to improve end user experience.”
Orla Ni Chorcora, Vice President, Channel Sales, EMEA at Equinix says: “With Network Edge, Equinix has created a dynamic network automation tool that enables enterprises to deploy virtual network services at the digital edge. Amongst other things, it enables digital leaders to build virtual infrastructure at scale to harness growth opportunities and ensure their network infrastructure is closer to end users. Our partnership with InterCloud maximises this opportunity and the number of businesses that can benefit from it. In addition, InterCloud’s end-to-end private network underlines our interconnection mantra, allowing enterprises to connect in a streamlined and secure way.”
InterCloud’s end-to-end global connectivity platform eliminates the complexity in deploying the cloud, giving businesses full control over the security, sovereignty and performance of their critical data traffic with complete peace of mind.
Working with organisations to help them transform global connectivity, reduce network complexity and accelerate growth and innovation, InterCloud is a trusted advisor to some of the world's leading brands when it comes to leveraging the cloud for future success
With offices across Europe, the company's platform is underpinned by its team of cloud experts who guide customers to implement effective strategies to leverage the power of the cloud across their organisation – making global connectivity a driver for business performance.