Equinix Develops Open Source Ecosystem for its Data Centers

Within the new agreement Equinix will use the technology designed by Facebook to create next-generation cloud platforms.

In its latest press release, Equinix, a company engaged in providing services related to data centers and global interconnection solutions, announced the start of its cooperation with Facebook. Within the new agreement it will use the technology designed by the popular social media website in order to design an ecosystem inside Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers.

Technological solutions have been made available through the Open Compute Project (OCP) – the system was implemented five years ago and its main goal is to present a new level of transparency to data center technology. It allows the acceleration of innovation processes and reduction of operational costs. According to the presser, OCP has saved Facebook billions of dollars.

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The new Equinix ecosystem will be built based on open source architecture. The partnership with the social media giant guarantees access to optimized environments and the development of high-quality global interconnection solutions to the firm’s customers.

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The main goal here is to provide a platform enabling access to a dense ecosystem of networks and cloud service providers inside Equinix data centers. At this point, the company supports 6,300 customers, including more than 500 cloud service and 1,100 network providers.

As reported by Equinix CTO, Ihab Tarazi, in a recent statement on the update: “The Open Compute Project has done an amazing job bringing next-generation data center designs to enterprise users, and Mesosphere is doing the same for webscale software with our Datacenter Operating System. Through our partnership with Equinix and Facebook, we will help our users run their data centers even more efficiently, while also making it much simpler to build, deploy and scale innovative enterprise applications.”

In addition to information about the usage of OCP technology to develop open source ecosystem, Equinix also unveiled a new data center in Tokyo. Its task will be to provide services for content and cloud providers and financial services companies.

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