Customers are increasingly looking to transform their IT environments and take advantage of the benefits of both private and public cloud architectures. This hybrid approach to IT looks to leverage the security, control and performance of on-premises solutions while enabling the flexibility and cost advantages of large scale clouds. With concerns around compliance, security and data protection, enabling a hybrid IT cloud approach using Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers and Equinix Cloud Exchange Advanced Interconnection to meet these requirements within budget is practical and affordable. Applications can run in Microsoft Azure while the data stays on the EMC storage that companies have long trusted.
EMC, Microsoft and Equinix are pleased to be collaborating on next generation hybrid cloud solutions that offer more reliability, faster speeds and higher security than conventional internet-based public cloud connectivity. These solutions combine EMC storage running in traditional datacenters and Equinix co-located datacenters with applications running in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides a private connection between traditional or co-located datacenters into Microsoft Azure to give customers the business benefits of both on-premises and public cloud architectures for their high performance applications.