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Telstra boosts Platform Equinix integration with 170 cloud providers

21 Jan 2020

Australian telecommunications and information services company Telstra is boosting its integration with Platform Equinix to provide connectivity to more than 170 service providers in 38 markets around the world.

Telstra’s Programmable Network (TPN) is leveraging Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) to enable customers to create private multicloud network connections to cloud providers in minutes, instead of weeks or months that more traditional cloud connectivity approaches often require. 

The expanded multicloud connectivity now available to TPN customers leverages API integration with ECX Fabric on Platform Equinix to directly, securely and dynamically connect distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems globally. 

By interconnecting TPN to ECX Fabric, the number of cloud service providers TPN customers can access within a few minutes has increased from 60 to more than 170 cloud providers.

Through the deeper integration, the company is opening up new opportunities for customers to integrate with cloud services providers (CSPs) in areas such as IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, UCaaS, DDoS mitigation, data storage as-a-service providers and others.

Telstra says it is also utilising ECX Fabric to expand the geographical reach of TPN into new markets, especially in North America and Europe, increasing the total number of accessible markets from eight to 38.  

By leveraging the global infrastructure of ECX Fabric, Telstra has been able to expand TPN cloud connectivity at a rapid pace into new countries and metros around the world.

“As customers scale delivery of their enterprise applications by leveraging leading cloud providers across new markets, the deeper integration of Telstra Programmable Network (TPN), our SDN platform with Platform Equinix, provides our customers a unique ability to provision cloud connectivity services within minutes to 170 providers across 38 locations globally,” comments Telstra's Global Connectivity and Platforms, Product and Technology product service and design director, Sanjay Nayak.

“Telstra’s TPN allows our customers to build secure, reliable and predictable performance for their applications, which in turn drives acceleration of business outcomes through improved employee productivity.”

Equinix global partnerships and alliances vice president Greg Adgate adds, “With a large density of cloud providers, including the major cloud providers available via ECX Fabric, Platform Equinix is an ideal global interconnection platform for partners to connect privately and securely to multicloud solutions.” 

“By partnering with Telstra to combine TPN with our global interconnection capabilities and rich ecosystems of cloud providers, customers can accelerate digital transformation projects with on-demand access to multiple clouds and other service and IT providers anytime, anywhere and on any device.”