CALIFORNIA, CA (November 2014) Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), 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% year-over-year. In Hong Kong specifically, cloud customers have increased 15% 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 has 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 US and Asia, as well as our need to provide the highest 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’ve been able to meet these needs, while enjoying 99.999% uptime, reduced latency and access to a robust ecosystem of networks. In turn, this has further enabled us to maintain our leadership position in the information security space, as we can guarantee that our customers’ mission-critical data is protected across continents.” — Steve King, Chief Operating Officer, VP Sales and Marketing, Netswitch, Inc
Highlights / Key Facts
· 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% growth in the IaaS market from 2012 to 2013 ahead of North America at 60% and EMEA at 69%.
· 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 the highest level of 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% 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.
About Equinix Cloud Exchange
The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds, across multiple networks around the globe. By combining the automated interconnection of cloud, network and managed service providers with advanced service orchestration for the first time, the Equinix Cloud Exchange provides enterprises with simple, scalable, direct access to the multiple cloud services they need to build highly flexible hybrid cloud solutions. This removes the security, performance and vendor lock-in concerns holding many organizations back from fully adopting and reaping the benefits of cloud services. For more information on the Equinix Cloud Exchange, please visit http://www.equinix.com/solutions/by-services/interconnection/exchanges/equinix-cloud-exchange/.
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), connects more than 4,500 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. http://www.equinix.com/.
Background on Netswitch:
When a computer virus infected the network at Crouse and Associates in San Francisco, the insurance services company ground to a halt during a weeklong outage — costing a significant amount of time and money to resolve. The company does not have a large IT staff or a chief information security officer, it can’t afford to employ security experts and it doesn’t have the time or expertise to wade through the complicated Internet security landscape filled with intimidating terminology like “botnets,” “kill-chains,” “application firewalls” and “advanced persistent threats.”
So the busy company left it all up to global technology solutions provider Netswitch and its innovative MADROC® Integrated Security Platform that maximizes network security for more than 2,500 global businesses, large and small. MADROC® provides complete intrusion detection and prevention along with event management and immediate alerting and remediation — complete peace of mind within a monthly subscription plan.
The future is very clear: Cyber-crime is growing rapidly and as security gets better, the criminals get smarter. To respond to this real problem, Netswitch has revolutionized the way IT security is delivered — controlling and monitoring a heterogeneous mix of IT technology from top to bottom at every touch point; a true Defense in Depth security strategy. A MADROC® subscription includes all engineering, configuration, tuning, licenses and maintenance, along with a dedicated Security Operations Control Center providing support around the clock, with 15 minute response and immediate remediation.
“Netswitch is applying technology to important security and social issues that I care deeply about,” said Ken Chrisman, Board Member of Netswitch. “This is an important opportunity to use technology to protect personal and sensitive information. I believe MADROC® is poised to revolutionize the personal information security space with enhanced security protection through advanced behavioral analytics while leveraging the cloud to manage the massive data being generated.”
For more information go to http://www.netswitch.net/.
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