By Telecom Lead Team:
Cable&Wireless Worldwide, a global provider of mission critical
communications, announced its partnership with Equinix, a provider of data
centre services, to offer cloud-based service for enterprises.
This collaboration will strengthen C&W Worldwide‘s existing cloud
capabilities and will be a springboard from which the company will deliver a
comprehensive suite of data centre services, such as co-location, managed
hosting and cloud computing services to global customers.
By 2015, 50 percent of Global 1000 enterprises will rely
on external cloud-computing services for their top 10 revenue-generating
processes, according to Gartner.
C&W Worldwide’s hybrid cloud offering will help companies reduce complexity, minimise
infrastructure costs and increase business agility. The company already
offers a Flexible Computing product in the UK that has been deployed with
clients in industries such as facilities management, IT services, media, retail
and financial services.
Telcos are natural providers of enterprise-class
infrastructure services. Our ambition is to create an ecosystem of
best-of-breed solutions from different service providers that can deliver a
flexible and risk free cloud computing roadmap for customers,” said Nick
Lambert, managing director, Wholesale, Mid-markets and Global Markets, C&W
Equinix is the suitable company for Cable&Wireless to
collaborate with because its footprint of data centres closely aligns with our
global network. Both companies share a complementary vision to deliver
reliable, on-demand services that will enable some of the largest organizations
to transit into a world-class cloud computing and communications environment.
As part of our
growing network ecosystem of more than 680 network service providers, C&W
Worldwide has access to our global platform of 99 data centres, while customers
have a broad choice of best-in-class network providers to meet their
telecommunications needs,” said Samuel Lee, Equinix President, Asia Pacific.
C&W Worldwide and Equinix will help customers deal
with the complexities of supporting geographically diverse operations, so that
customers can focus on their core business and respond rapidly to changing
market conditions and emerging opportunities.
Recently, Cable&Wireless Worldwide won a contract
to provide ARTEL with a data network that connects its 30 locations in ten
countries across the globe.
After the implementation, the MPLS-based wide area
network will connect satellite earth stations, ARTEL network points and several
U.S. Government locations in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific
providing reliable network connectivity for U.S. Government agencies around the