Equinix Fabric launches in the UAE to provide flexible, on-demand global connectivity for enterprises,in partnership with datamena

Equinix Fabric launches in the UAE to provide flexible, on-demand global connectivity for enterprises, in partnership with datamena

Dubai, United Arab Emirates., March 10, 2023  — datamena, the fastest growing carrier neutral digital ecosystem from du, in collaboration with Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world’s digital infrastructure company™, announced the launch of Equinix Fabric, an advanced software-defined interconnection solution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Equinix Fabric enables businesses to connect to distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems directly, securely, and dynamically on platform Equinix through a single port in and out of the region.

Built on top of datamena network, Equinix Fabric provides a seamless, reliable, and flexible connectivity solution for businesses and customers looking to optimize their WAN or access to a variety of digital ecosystems and service providers remotely to connect their own infrastructure in the region.

Kamel Al-Tawil, Managing Director, Equinix MENA explained “The launch of Equinix Fabric in the UAE sets the stage for Equinix to further expand its offering in the Middle East and North Africa region and opens this amazing part of the world up to companies looking to connect their own infrastructure as well as connect with businesses in the region. Dubai has come a long way when it comes to global connectivity, and with Equinix Fabric as a key enabler for digital transformation, offers a solution that simplifies the complexity of networking and helps businesses connect to digital ecosystems on our global platform in a more secure and cost-effective manner, accelerate innovation, and improve their customer experience.”

Equinix Fabric simplifies remote connectivity in just a few quick clicks, customers can use Equinix Fabric just like they are already doing in other Equinix Fabric locations. Using virtual connectivity delivered on a shared platform and in a way that consumes fewer physical resources, is a more sustainable option.

Karim Benkirane, Chief Commercial Officer, du said: “The UAE has established itself as a hub for innovation, with a thriving digital ecosystem and investments in advanced technology. Equinix Fabric’s launch in the UAE allows for greater interconnectivity within the region, making it easier for businesses to access the resources they need. du’s partnership with Equinix is part of a larger plan to continue supporting businesses by offering them an opportunity to connect to multiple cloud service providers and network service providers.  Combined with the capabilities of datamena and Equinix Fabric, enterprises can take advantage of a unique opportunity to enter the MENA market and unlock new growth opportunities.”

Equinix Fabric creates a network of services that are interconnected around the world, supporting companies that are at the forefront of digital transformation to connect to everything and everyone that are important to their business:

  • Hybrid Multicloud connectivity: Simplify hybrid cloud networking with flexible, scalable connections to and between cloud providers in multiple locations across Equinix’s software defined network.
  • Edge and branch connectivity: Extend the reach of business digital infrastructure to edge and branch locations with secure, flexible connections to network and SD-WAN service providers.
  • Data center interconnection: Improve how businesses manage data and applications, including backup and short-term traffic spikes, with private, reliable connections between data centers over Equinix’s global software-defined network.
  • Digital value chain connectivity: Build an optimized network for digital services with scalable, low-latency connections to value chain service providers and partners both in the public cloud and in the data center.

With the growth of digital business, network optimization has become crucial for enterprises and service providers, who need an agile infrastructure platform to create digital advantages. Equinix is responding to these critical needs by enhancing its next-generation platform strategy to become the center of customers’ IT transformation efforts. Equinix Fabric is now the new standard interconnection approach for digital leaders on Platform Equinix, going beyond just cloud connectivity.

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About Equinix
Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world’s digital infrastructure company™. Digital leaders harness Equinix’s trusted platform to bring together and interconnect foundational infrastructure at software speed. Equinix enables organizations to access all the right places, partners and possibilities to scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value, while supporting their sustainability goals.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, risks to our business and operating results related to the COVID-19 pandemic; the current inflationary environment; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; increased costs to procure power and the general volatility in the global energy market; the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX® and xScale® data centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix products and solutions; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenues from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; risks related to our taxation as a REIT and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent and upcoming Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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