IBM and Equinix to deliver application-centric hybrid cloud connectivity

IBM has announced a technology collaboration between IBM and Equinix that will enable IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh customers to deploy the to-be released IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh gateways on Equinix Metal platform.

IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh is a SaaS offering designed to enable enterprises to bring management to their hybrid multicloud infrastructure. Driven by “Application-Centric Connectivity,” IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh is engineered to automate the process, management, and observability of application connectivity in and between public and private clouds to help modern enterprises operate their infrastructure across hybrid multicloud and heterogeneous environments.

The collaboration will enable IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh customers to take advantage of the extensive Equinix infrastructure footprint to choose where to deploy and connect their enterprise applications in a flexible and efficient way. At the same time, the technology collaboration will enable Equinix Metal customers the option to use IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh as an overlay network to connect their applications across hybrid multi-cloud environments in a simple, secure, scalable, and seamless way.

IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh will allow DevOps and CloudOps teams to collaborate to seamlessly manage and scale network applications across a wide variety of public and private clouds, edge, and on-premises environments. The IBM-Equinix collaboration aims to enable customers to licence IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh from IBM, and provision and deploy IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh Gateways on Equinix Metal servers across Equinix US Data Centres that can serve their applications’ location and interconnection needs.

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