Equinix, Neutral Tandem Team Up
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX- News), a provider of global data center services, and Neutral Tandem, Inc. (Nasdaq:TNDM - News), a leading provider of global interconnection services, today announced plans to offer participants of the Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange (ECEE) a single point of contact for managing the complexity associated with global, exchange-based, end-to-end managed Ethernet services.
Equinix will offer ECEE participants the option to utilize Neutral Tandem’s EtherCloudSM Layer-2 connectivity network and platform to streamline and accelerate Ethernet service delivery into new markets. Neutral Tandem’s unique global footprint offers regional operators and multi-national carriers a channel for expansion into over 70 countries, including tier-two and tier-three markets. Utilizing Neutral Tandem’s EtherCloud service, ECEE participants are able to save time and reduce complexity with a single source for managing multi-carrier local loop arrangements, E-NNI agreements, service provisioning, SLAs, and more.
The planned combination of ECEE and Neutral Tandem’s EtherCloud platform is ideally positioned to address the needs of customers in the network, cloud and financial services markets, enabling them to capitalize on higher-margin Layer 2 and Layer 3 services as they expand into new markets.
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