IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, today announced the expansion of its relationship with Equinix. IPC has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ (ECX) to provide direct, scalable and reliable access via its Connexus Cloud solution to cloud providers available in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX ®) data centers in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.
Customers can access the Equinix eco-system of more than 500 cloud service providers delivered via IPC's Connexus Cloud, one of the world's largest secure, private financial markets network with over 200,000 users across 6,000 market participant locations in 700 cities.
Through the Equinix Cloud Exchange, IPC is able to provide the benefits of the cloud to customers adopting SaaS offerings while leveraging a private network with security and performance features which are not available via the internet. Customers are provided access to hundreds of cloud service providers via affordable, private connections through a single port.
"We are very proud to expand our relationship with Equinix and believe in its inherent benefits for our customers," said David Brown, Senior Vice President, Financial Markets Network, IPC. "As more of our customers turn to the cloud model, we look to offer them products and services that support and simplify their businesses. By partnering with Equinix we ensure our customers can confidently leverage the security, high performance, ease of use and flexibility of Cloud Exchange. Through the Connexus Cloud, Equinix's Cloud Exchange customers can access the world's largest financial markets private network and our customers have a simplified low-cost path to migrate to a SaaS model."
"By leveraging Equinix Cloud Exchange, IPC is transforming the way financial institutions are accessing encrypted communications platforms for trading," said John Knuff, Vice President of Global Ecosystems, Equinix. "Together Equinix and IPC are delivering robust services exclusively for financial institutions who continue to migrate and embrace cloud-based models to gain infrastructure flexibility, without compromising security or performance."