Tackling your digital architecture for cloud superiority

Sponsored By: Equinix

“Anywhere, anytime, on any device” is the new normal for business operations requiring enterprises to exchange information in real-time every day. Navigating the digital space is a crucial component to not only stand out among competitors but survive in the market.

A recent IDC Market Insight report shows that 80% of enterprises will adopt hybrid clouds by the end of 2017 and 78% of enterprises believe that multi-cloud strategy is critical.

Tackling the digital landscape begins with organizing your architecture. It becomes a balancing act of how you deploy assets and resources to meet existing and new workload requirements.

How does a company begin to organize their architecture? It all begins with Equinix.

Committed to providing enterprises with a new level of global collaboration and innovation, Equinix offers Equinix Performance Hub to extend your network and accelerate your application delivery, allowing access to multiple networks across the globe. Performance Hub leverages Interconnection Oriented Architecture to connect people, locations, clouds and data.

Situated in the center of Canada’s hotbed for innovation, the Equinix Toronto (TR2)  data center helps companies accelerate business performance by connecting them to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Equinix customers leverage a strong network and interconnection base that helps decrease latency to expand global reach through global enterprises and electronic trading platforms.

TR2 connects and ignites innovation for Canada’s enterprises, financial services, content and digital media firms and public cloud providers. With Equinix Cloud Exchange(ECX), TR2 provides affordable, direct on-demand connections to three major cloud providers in Microsoft Azure, Google, and Softlayer for a true hybrid cloud strategy.

Since Equinix TR2 offers high-performance, multi-cloud connectivity and access to multiple networks across the globe, an Equinix partner was awarded a Regional Municipality of Peel purchasing contract. Within the request for proposal, it specifically outlined that services must be consumed out of Equinix TR2 to support their multi-cloud strategy.

Equinix’s global footprint has grown to 145 data centers with recent news that Equinix has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 24 new data center sites and their operations from Verizon Communications, Inc. The addition of these strategic facilities and customers will further strengthen Equinix’s global platform by increasing interconnection in the U.S. and Latin America; opening three new markets in Bogotá, Culpeper and Houston; and accelerating Equinix’s penetration of the enterprise and strategic market sectors, including government and energy.

Whether deploying in a cloud environment or a private infrastructure, the combination of global reach and service provider density allows enterprises to bring critical data, applications, and networks closest to users, customers, and business partners. With solutions that improve application performance on a global scale, Equinix is the ideal partner to architect a globally consistent interconnection platform, enabling your business to seamlessly adapt and evolve with interconnectivity.


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Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Sponsored By: Equinix

Steve Proctor
Steve Proctor
Steve is Vice-President Marketing and Communication with ITWC. He spent 25 years in progressively senior positions as a journalist and editor with the Halifax Herald, with his final ten years as Business Editor. He has published two books and his freelance articles have appeared in national and regional magazines. He has led social media and communication efforts for two crowdfunding ventures and written and directed numerous dinner theatres for charitable endeavours.