Equinix Introduces Data Hub to Address Growing Data Management Needs

By CIOReview | Friday, April 15, 2016
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big data storage solutionsREDWOOD CITY, CA: Equinix, Inc. [NASDAQ: EQIX ], a data center company aimed at bringing the power of interconnection, launched Equinix Data Hub, a performance driven data platform that solves compute and storage need. An essential element of an Interconnection Oriented Architecture, Data Hub is devised to assist enterprise customers achieve a new level of control over business-critical data with direct, secure, high-speed interconnectivity. 

Data Hub enables data warehouses to manage data explosion through its pre-defined colocation and power, combined with cloud-integrated data storage solutions. It empowers enterprises to develop large data repositories and dispense, consume, and process information, while allowing user to access business critical data from any location around the globe. Data Hub is a box of discrete capabilities, consisting of pre-configured colocation and power, with cloud-integrated data storage solutions for customers that leverage Equinix’s solutions for their data requirements.

Data Hub works in congruency with Equinix's Performance Hub solution, which helps in the seamless deployment of network gear and interconnection inside Equinix data centers. The key highlights of Data Hub’s features include ideal data management for use cases such as cloud-integrated tiered storage, and big data analytics infrastructure. Data Hub also functions in alignment with Equinix's Cloud Exchange, making enterprise ‘data lake’ simultaneously accessible from multiple public and private cloud services, securely and with cost-effective connections.

“Data, and its exponential growth, continues to be an ongoing concern for enterprise IT.  And there is no expectation it will slow down in the near future.  To keep up with this relentless data rise, it is critical for the enterprise to rethink its IT architecture and focus on an interconnection-first strategy.  Data Hub is the newest solution from Equinix and we are confident that it will provide our enterprise customers with the data management solutions they need today, while providing for growth tomorrow,” says Lance Weaver, Vice President, Product Offers and Platform Strategy, Equinix.