Equinix and VMware expand their range of cloud services with VMware Cloud at Equinix Metal

equinix Y vmware they have taken advantage of the event VMware Explore 2022 Europe to announce an extension of its agreement, which aims to offer new multicloud services to its customers, in addition to a new digital infrastructure. As a result, your global family of cloud services will expand.

Both have presented, within this framework, the distributed cloud service VMware Cloud at Equinix Metal. It is characterized by offering greater efficiency, security and profitability in the cloud, and is designed to support business applications. It will combine cloud infrastructure as a service, managed by VMware, with Equinix’s global interconnected Bare Metal as a Service offering.

This service will also extend distributed point customers’ cloud environments to meet critical performance demands of enterprises at the edge. All without sacrificing the integrity of the workloads. It is intended for distributed cloud use cases such as smart cities, video analytics, game development, real-time financial markets trading, POS retail, and various other cases using Internet of Things and Machine Learning and Inference.

It will include VMware Cloud as a multicloud operations infrastructure, and Equinix Metal as an interconnect and automated mare metal offering. VMware at Equinix Metal will offer private and low latency access to private and public cloud environments, as well as IT and network providers, through the interconnection of the Equinix Fabric. This private connectivity will give multi-cloud choice and flexibility with instant connectivity to public cloud services. VMware Cloud Software as a Service will be accessible from VMware and Bare Metal Software as a Service from Equinix.

Zachary Smith, Global Head of Edge Infrastructure Services at Equinixhas recalled that «As enterprises accelerate their digital transformation by adopting hybrid multicloud architectures, they require consistent application experiences that span private and public clouds, from core to edge. We are proud to partner with VMware to provide an on-demand cloud infrastructure solution that can be deployed globally. Customers benefit from secure connections to their critical on-premises and private environments, as well as to the thousands of participating clouds, networks, and other ecosystems that come together at Equinix.«.

As for Narayan Bharadwaj, VP of Cloud Solutions at VMwareemphasizes that «businesses in all industries seek to be cloud smart companies by adapting the needs of business applications to the best cloud environments. This approach will allow them to benefit from high-performance and consistent infrastructures with low total cost of ownership. VMware and Equinix are uniquely positioned to innovate with a distributed cloud service that extends VMware Cloud to new locations to provide application choice and flexibility, as well as accelerate cloud transformation for all enterprises.«.

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