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Zenlayer, a global software-defined network services provider, today announced that Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, has named Zenlayer an Equinix Gold Partner. This distinction recognizes Zenlayer as a key technology partner in the Equinix Partner Program helping deliver integrated solutions to joint customers. Through this enhanced channel collaboration, enterprise customers will be able to leverage the industry-leading expertise and technologies of the two companies in their hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
The collaboration will combine Zenlayer’s expertise in SD-WAN and bare metal cloud with Equinix’s advanced global interconnection and data center infrastructure to help enterprise customers connect to overseas markets. With boosted cloud connectivity, customers that operate across multiple public clouds can take advantage of the availability zones and unique services of different cloud providers.
“By teaming with Equinix, a trusted provider of data center and interconnection services, we can unlock possibilities to bring more value to our customers. Equinix brings a tremendous group of skilled experts, world-class interconnection and data center facilities and an unparalleled level of professionalism that make them a natural fit with us,” says Joe Zhu, CEO of Zenlayer. “Together, we look forward to jointly achieving economies of scale to lower infrastructure cost and deliver operational efficiency to enterprise customers large and small alike.”
“We are very excited to increase our channel collaboration with Zenlayer and help them extend their reach globally,” adds Greg Adgate, Vice President, Global Partnerships and Alliances, Equinix. “Together we deliver differentiated hybrid multi-cloud solutions that boost application performance, reduce latency and improve network control and visibility.”
Today, Zenlayer is deployed in 23 Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers globally, including Frankfurt, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and more. With the availability of Zenlink SD-WAN Cloud Connect services in the Equinix IBX data centers, Zenlayer will support enterprise cloud transformation on a global scale by facilitating private, secure access to leading cloud providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, IBM Softlayer, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.
Zenlayer’s bare metal cloud service, Zenworks, offers on-demand dedicated servers that aim to help enterprise customers reduce network complexities by solving application migration, performance and customization issues. Zenworks is currently available in 26 global locations with more to follow.