Equinix’s In­ter­net ex­change in Oman to serve Mideast

Muscat Daily - - BUSINESS -

Equinix Inc, the global in­ter­con­nec­tion and data cen­tre com­pany, has an­nounced the launch of a new Equinix In­ter­net Ex­change (IX) in Mus­cat, which will cre­ate a re­gional peer­ing hub for net­works, con­tent providers and large en­ter­prises to ex­change In­ter­net traf­fic across Mid­dle East and global markets.

With the new ven­ture, Equinix be­comes the first com­pany to an­nounce an In­ter­net ex­change in Oman that will cater to the Mid­dle East re­gion.

As IP traf­fic driven by cloud, mo­bile, IoT, video, gam­ing and data/an­a­lyt­ics con­tin­ues to grow, the need for net­works to ex­change traf­fic, or ‘peer’, is ac­cel­er­at­ing. Equinix is meet­ing this de­mand by ex­pand­ing peer­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties at the dig­i­tal edge in prox­im­ity to dense pop­u­la­tions of users, apps, data and con­tent, the com­pany said on Mon­day.

‘This en­ables ser­vice providers and their cus­tomers to op­er­ate more ef­fi­ciently, im­prov­ing end-to-end net­work per­for­mance, speed and re­li­a­bil­ity while re­duc­ing over­all IP tran­sit costs,’ Equinix said.

“As IP traf­fic growth con­tin­ues to ac­cel­er­ate, it is more im­por­tant than ever that the IP peer­ing com­mu­nity has a scal­able, re­li­able and glob­ally con­sis­tent In­ter­net ex­change so­lu­tion in all markets where they want to peer traf­fic. Oman is strate­gi­cally po­si­tioned be­tween Asia, Africa and Europe, and with our part­ner­ship with Oman­tel, we will cre­ate a peer­ing hub that will al­low driv­ers of In­ter­net traf­fic to ef­fi­ciently peer traf­fic and ex­pand op­er­a­tions across the world,” said Jeroen Schlosser, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Equinix MENA.

“The ex­change will be hosted in our new In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Ex­change (IBX) data cen­tre in Mus­cat, where car­ri­ers, con­tent providers and cloud providers can colo­cate crit­i­cal IT in­fra­struc­ture,” he added.

IX al­lows driv­ers of in­ter­net traf­fic, in­clud­ing ser­vice providers and con­tent providers, to eas­ily and ef­fec­tively peer traf­fic and ex­pand op­er­a­tions glob­ally.

Equinix con­nects the world’s lead­ing busi­nesses to their cus­tomers, em­ploy­ees and part­ners in­side the most-in­ter­con­nected data cen­tres.

On this global plat­form for dig­i­tal busi­ness, com­pa­nies come to­gether across more than 50 markets on five con­ti­nents to reach ev­ery­where, in­ter­con­nect ev­ery­one and in­te­grate ev­ery­thing they need to cre­ate their dig­i­tal fu­tures.

Jeroen Schlosser

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