Digital Infrastructure company, Equinix, unveiled its fully automated and interconnected bare metal service, Equinix Metal, which provides an automated deployment method to build their foundational infrastructure. Thus customers will be able to take advantage of the global reach, interconnected ecosystems and trusted partners available on Platform Equinix.
14 global metros in 2021
The new service is currently available in Equinix International Business Exchange data centers across four global metros. The company also expects that Equinix Metal will be available in 14 global metros in early 2021. The new service also allows companies to deploy the physical infrastructure they prefer quickly across Equinix’s platform. Key features of Equinix Metal include:
- Automated: Equinix Metal is a fully programmable, easy-to-use and scalable solution. Businesses can click-and-configure, provision via API and common libraries, or leverage popular tools to quickly and reliably deploy and manage hybrid multicloud architectures.
- Interconnected: Equinix Metal includes industry-first native integration to Equinix Fabric, a global, software-defined interconnection service available in 46 strategic markets. In under 15 minutes, users can deploy dedicated bare metal infrastructure across global locations and connect to Equinix Fabric for low-latency access to thousands of networks, enterprises and clouds.
- Production Ready: With the acquisition of Packet in March 2020 and the integration of organic technology, Equinix Metal launches with a proven track record of performance, security and reliability trusted by hundreds of SaaS companies, enterprises, global service providers and open source projects.
- Ecosystem Friendly: By focusing on automating foundational hardware and supporting integrations to DevOps, hybrid cloud and open-source software solutions like Kubernetes, Equinix Metal extends the company’s strategy of enabling customer choice through supporting neutral ecosystems.
Sara Baack, Chief Product Officer, Equinix, said,
“Equinix Metal is another important step forward in our product portfolio, enabling enterprises to bring together and interconnect hybrid multi-cloud infrastructures at global scale on Platform Equinix. With Equinix Metal integrated with Equinix Fabric, infrastructure customers can move at software speed, and tap into the global reach, interconnection value, and unparalleled community of ecosystem partners that digital leaders have come to expect from Equinix.”
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