California—Nov. 21, 2014—Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, recently announced the continued growth of its cloud ecosystem in Asia-Pacific, with the number of cloud customers growing over 25 percent year-over-year. In Hong Kong specifically, cloud customers increased 15 percent as local and international cloud service providers (CSPs) are choosing to deploy with Equinix Hong Kong as an entry point into Asia-Pacific.
Northern California-based Netswitch Technology Management, Inc. is one of noteworthy Hong Kong partners who joined Equinix’s cloud ecosystem while simultaneously leveraging its newly launched Cloud Exchange, a multi-cloud and multi-network solution.
“Considering our rapid expansion across the U.S. and Asia, as well as our need to provide high levels of security and operational reliability to our customers through our MADROC Solution, it was critical that we found a data center partner with a global footprint that provided stability and met our network requirements. By deploying in Equinix’s IBX data center in Hong Kong, we were able to meet these needs, while enjoying 99.999 percent uptime, reduced latency and access to a robust ecosystem of networks,” according to Steve King, chief operating officer, vice president of sales and marketing, Netswitch, Inc.
- Hong Kong is the city of choice for cloud service providers breaking into the Asia-Pacific market. With 3,835 regional headquarters or offices based in the city and thousands of Hong Kong businesses located throughout the Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD) region, Chinese and international CSPs are tapping into Hong Kong’s robust enterprise market for business expansion. In terms of cloud growth rates globally, Hong Kong also ranks the highest with 77 percent growth in the integration-as-a-service (IaaS) market from 2012 to 2013 ahead of North America at 60 percent, and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at 69 percent.
- International and local cloud service providers such as Netswitch are increasingly looking for an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on demand, and direct access to multiple clouds and multiple networks across the globe. By connecting to Equinix’s Cloud Exchange, CSPs like Netswitch can rapidly advance their cloud computing agendas, scale their businesses globally and speed up their time to market.
- Netswitch, a global technology solutions provider that specializes in cybersecurity, turned to Equinix’s global footprint to expand its presence in the United States and Asia-Pacific. Due to the need for high data protection for its customers, Netswitch’s demand for reliable, secure and high-speed infrastructure is crucial.
- By deploying in Equinix’s Hong Kong data center with 99.999 percent uptime, direct cross connects, peering and Ethernet services, Netswitch is able to expand rapidly around the globe and deliver maximum security through its MADROC Solution without fear of downtime or latency. With Equinix Cloud Exchange, Netswitch now has a secure path to access cloud resources at much higher throughput, while increasing the privacy, performance and reliability of cloud service connections.