March 13, 2018

Dropbox partners with Equinix to expand cloud platform

The alliance seeks to leverage Equinix’s data center network across Europe and North America for fast private connection.

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Cloud storage giant Dropbox have entered into a partnership deal with data center facilitator Equinix in a bid to provide a faster connection to private cloud networks. Through this alliance, Dropbox will leverage Equinix’s data center prowess across North America and Europe by launching six new POPs (points-of-presence).

Large amounts of data storage has been embraced by private-cloud natives according to Dropbox. They further added that the rollout of this new infrastructure spanning across the globe will allow them to expand their cloud-based platform for users.

Dropbox say that the new POPs will be launched in Atlanta, Denver, Berlin and Toronto in the first half of 2018, whereas the ones in Stockholm and Oslo will follow in the later part of the year. They added that these centers will be equipped with Equinix’s ECX fabric to allow faster connection to private networks.

Speaking about this in detail, Akhil Gupta, Vice President of Infrastructure at Dropbox, commented:

By rolling out network infrastructure across the globe over the last two years, we’ve improved performance and reliability for all of our users by allowing them to get more direct access to our data centers. The enhancements that we’re announcing today will extend these benefits to even more users around the world.

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