Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) has partnered with BlueJeans Network, which has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchangeâ¢ to expand its global reach and provide high-performance connectivity to its cloud-based video offerings, the company said.
In addition to providing access on Equinix Cloud Exchange in select markets, BlueJeans also leverages Equinix´s footprint of 145+ International Business Exchange (IBXÂ®) data centers, presence in 40 global markets and proven operational reliability of Platform Equinixâ¢ (with global uptime of 99.9999 percent in 2015) to provide direct virtual connections to its services. Equinix´s vast and vendor-neutral network of 1,150+ networks and carriers gives BlueJeans enhanced flexibility and choice, with increased safety, speed and reliability.
With IDC predicting that by 2017 60 percent of enterprise Unified Communications (UC) as-a-Service deployments will be cloud based*, and Gartner forecasting the value of the UC market at USD42.4 billion by 2019**, competition in the cloud-based UC space is strong. As modern meetings increasingly connect global teams and remote workers, ease of use and high quality are paramount, as every minor glitch can erode vendor credibility.
BlueJeans is deploying an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA)â¢ with Equinix in three regions to decentralize and distribute its infrastructure, enabling greater agility and scale by bringing data closer to end users. This results in lower latency and superior application performance and gives BlueJeans the ability to offer direct connection to its cloud-based services, as well as gain access to leading network service providers.
Equinix connects the world´s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.