Global Cloud Xchange partners with Equinix

Global Cloud Xchange press release
March 30, 2022

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – MARCH 30, 2022Global Cloud Xchange (GCX)a network services provider that powers global connectivity for new media providers, telecom operators and enterprises, announces the expansion of its partnership with equinix, the global digital infrastructure™ company, to provide customers with increased route diversity and availability of their products and services in the Middle East region. With this announcement, GCX is enhancing access to its network in the Middle East with a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Equinix’s data center in Muscat, Oman.

Global demand for bandwidth and services for submarine networks continues to grow, particularly in the growing markets of the Middle East and Asia, among others. GCX owns and operates one of the largest private submarine networks in the world and serves the growing needs for global connectivity.

“We are pleased to announce our new point of presence in the Middle East, at Muscat Data Center,” said Carl Grivner, CEO of GCX. “We have developed a unique capability to plan and deliver integrated, or blended, configurations that make sophisticated network and capacity planning in the Middle East easy, cost-effective, secure and reliable for our customers.”

Equinix International Trade ExchangeMuscat Data Center™(IBX®) is strategically located at the heart of the digital ecosystem connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. This data center creates a regional interconnection hub with ultra-low latencies between global business markets. The Muscat MC1 data center in Muscat is the first in Oman. It is a world-class, carrier-neutral hub where carriers, content providers, and cloud providers co-locate their critical IT infrastructure.

“Equinix is ​​committed to providing its partners and customers with the ability to rapidly scale their infrastructure, reach and connectivity,” said Kamel Al-Tawil, Equinix General Manager Middle East and North Africa. “The Muscat MC1 IBX operates Oman as a global communications hub for GCX customers with connectivity to over 120 cities with redundant routes linking Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. ” He added.

GCX maintains a team of seasoned experts in the region to help clients plan and deploy value-based strategies through networked and hybrid solutions. Bringing together expert capacity planning and route diversity through the FALCON system, this expanded presence in Oman in the Middle East offers new opportunities in content delivery, gaming, cloud services and business transformation In the region.

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About Global Cloud Xchange

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) offers network services that power digital transformation for enterprises, new media providers and telecommunications operators. We cover all aspects of cloud-centric connectivity, from managed and hybrid SD-WAN networks to direct cloud connections and 100 Gbps+ airwaves. With a pedigree dating back over 30 years, GCX is an expert in providing connectivity across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America via the extensive GCX submarine network (the largest network of private submarine cables in the world), with extensions available in over 200 countries around the world. . To learn more about GCX, follow us on Facebook, LinkedInand Twitter.

About Equinix

Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world’s digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to leverage a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix connects today’s businesses to all the right places, partners and opportunities they need to accelerate their advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, accelerate the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value.

Melvin B. Baillie