Equinix, the Global interconnection and data center company, today announced a new network architecture, offering a unique interconnection experience for enterprises within PLATFORM EQUINIX in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo. Available through the Metro Connect solution. It supports high-density connections at lower transmission costs across all four sites located in the state (Sao Paulo Capital, Barueri, and Santana do Parnaíba). The solution will soon be available for Rio de Janeiro units as well. 

Metro Connect enables interconnection among customers and their business partners, almost at the same cost as if they were all based on the same site. The current Equinix partner and customer base has a broad range of operators, content enterprises, financial market, IT services, and cloud providers. This new technology offers simple, scalable and secure connectivity to transmit data at speeds of 10, 40 and 100 Gb/s, across different security layers. 

Equinix strongly believes that the power of interconnection can drive businesses forward, especially amidst the challenges of the digital journey. A superior interconnection experience ensures exceptional performance and makes all the difference, especially for enterprises that believe in the benefits of widespread IT operations, adopting a decentralized architecture closer to the end user. 

“Connectivity is essential to ensure reliable IT operations and interconnection is the fuel that powers digital transformation. This new business model is yet another initiative that allows us not only to stand out as a cutting-edge data center enterprise, but also highlights the relevance of our business model focused on interconnection and ecosystem, permitting us to interconnect every person, data, cloud and everything else that is relevant to our customers’ businesses,” said Eduardo Carvalho, Country director of Equinix in Brazil. 

To offer this service, the enterprise installed an entirely new network architecture in partnership with Ciena – a reference in high-capacity transmission and connectivity solutions. The new architecture integrates state-of-the-art technology with 6500 equipment, implementing the Colorless, Directionless, and Contentionless features, as well as Waveserver equipment, representing the absolute forefront of high-capacity Data Center interconnection (DCI) technology. This ensures flexibility, security and scalability for Equinix, which was the first technology enterprise to deploy this carrier-class high-capacity technology in Latin America. 

“Equinix stands out in the market with a proposal to interconnect Data Center environments with high capacity, flexibility and low latency. This allows us to help our customers with their business activities, expanding their service portfolios, while also attracting new potential end customers that already have a multisite strategy or that are planning to distribute their infrastructure,” said Patricia Vello, director at Ciena.

Equinix, global interconnection platform: 

Equinix recently announced the next development stage of its global platform through direct physical and virtual connection to its International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers worldwide. 

The new connectivity will be carried out through Equinix Cloud Exchange™ Fabric (ECX Fabric), which will use the software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities currently incorporated to ECX to allow customers to dynamically connect their own infrastructures to Equinix’s sites, or connect to any other customer in the platform, no matter where they may be.
 
The evolution of Metro Connect’s infrastructure is just the first step of a series of investments and developments planned to promote a cross-border interconnection experience.

According to the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published recently by Equinix, the capacity for private data exchange between businesses is outpacing the public internet, growing at nearly twice the rate and comprising nearly six times the volume of global IP traffic by 2020. This means that private interconnection is a rapidly growing business practice for leading companies as their businesses become increasingly digital.

“There is no other player in the market that offers this new business model proposal at such a competitive price. We have transformed our structure into an ecosystem with countless possibilities, which also attracts potential customers that already have a multisite or Disaster Recovery strategy, or which plan to distribute their infrastructure,” said Diego Julidori, product manager at Equinix.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects the world's leading companies to its customers, partners and partners within the most interconnected data centers. Present in 44 markets across five continents, Equinix promotes a safe place where companies can meet and find new opportunities and grow in their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.

About Ciena
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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