Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 18 - Page 15


AtlasEdge expands coverage with acquisition of 12 data centers from Colt more than 700 customers and providing connectivity to more than 50 different on-net carriers .

AtlasEdge provides a pan-European data center portfolio that allows customers to design and configure their technology and network infrastructure to meet the growing requirements for lower latency , higher performance and localized solutions . With demand gravitating towards the Edge of networks , AtlasEdge ’ s distributed and highly connected footprint provides a unique solution that is aligned with the next wave of growth in digital infrastructure .

AtlasEdge , a pan-European edge data center provider , has announced the successful acquisition of 12 data centers . The deal is with Colt DCS , a world-class provider of hyperscale data centers across Europe and APAC .

The successful acquisition from Colt strengthens AtlasEdge ’ s unique portfolio of distributed data centers that are positioned to support localized or low latency applications . AtlasEdge now operates more than 100 data centers across 11 countries in Europe , supporting
This acquisition further expands AtlasEdge ’ s coverage and accelerates time to market in several new geographies , as well as establishing a collaboration between AtlasEdge and Colt Data Center Services , with Colt Technology Services becoming an anchor tenant across multiple facilities . This network-neutral colocation strategy enables AtlasEdge ’ s customers to optimize their network routes , minimize their bandwidth costs and take advantage of the wide community of cloud , content , technology and enterprise companies present in the facilities .
The portfolio includes data centers in key tier one and tier two markets across Europe , including Amsterdam , Barcelona , Berlin , Brussels , Copenhagen , Hamburg , London , Madrid , Milan , Paris and Zurich .

Equinix opens global center of excellence in India to drive innovation

Equinix is opening its Global Center of Excellence ( GCoE ) in Bengaluru , India . the digital infrastructure resilience of its customers and employees .

The GCoE will contribute to the development of innovative , automated and scalable digital technologies to improve
Milind Wagle , Chief Information Officer , Equinix
As the fifth-largest economy in the world , India is a high-growth digital market experiencing a data revolution . India ’ s Silicon Valley , Bengaluru , is widely regarded as the major tech hub in the country .
With a robust heritage of premier research and development centers and a wealth of IT talent , Bengaluru has been selected by Equinix to expand its GCoE and set up a talent hub to focus on emerging technologies , corporate applications , data engineering and analytics .
Milind Wagle , Chief Information Officer , Equinix , said : “ India is a strategic market for Equinix , and the launch of GCoE is an extension of our commitment to the market . The expansion of our IT team reflects our confidence in the talent and market potential in India . To help us deliver market leading solutions for the world ’ s digital leaders , we want to attract the brightest and best employees . Bengaluru , a key hub in India ’ s digital economy , is going to play a significant role in creating world-class products .”
Equinix has IT talent hubs in Dallas , Silicon Valley , Singapore and Warsaw . The company plans to hire approximately 500 IT professionals in Bengaluru by the end of 2024 .
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