Equinix and IBM-held Softlayer have announced an agreement whose coverage encompasses nine markets worldwide.
Under the agreement, the former will provide enterprises direct access to the full portfolio of cloud services from Softlayer by way of the Equinix Cloud Exchange.
Geographical scope of this agreement involves markets in the following cities: Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Paris, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington D.C.
At the same time, Equinix has also announced Cloud Exchange enhancements and this includes API functionality.
Such functionality makes it easier for service providers to use a single interface to the Cloud Exchange, bringing about scalable, secure and private connections to their cloud services with their near real-time provisioning.
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