Equinix and Capita IT Services marketing alliance

Thursday 8 November 2012

Equinix and Capita IT Services marketing alliance

A regional marketing alliance to provide European clients with international hosting and data centre support.

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, and Capita IT Services, a leading provider of outsourced, managed IT services, today announced a regional marketing alliance to provide European clients with international hosting and data centre support. Through the alliance, Capita’s clients will have the option of deploying into Equinix data centres around the world.

By working with Equinix, Capita enhances its current data centre capabilities which today supports more than 100 clients across the public and private sectors. Capita provides managed co-location services and has proven expertise in managing Financial Services Authority (FSA) regulated business data and CESG* protectively-marked data, which helps new customers manage complex regulatory issues. Through its alliance with Equinix, Capita will provide  secure cloud services to its customers deployed inside Equinix data centers.

“Businesses are battling to integrate legacy IT resources with converging social networking, collaboration and mobile platforms. This has created an opportunity for us to deliver even more value to our clients,” said Mark Brown, chief technology officer at Capita IT Services.  “Cloud computing has had its fair share of hype, but initiatives like the Government’s G-Cloud show that we are nearing the tipping point. This marketing alliance allows Capita to lay the foundation for delivering cloud solutions around the globe without compromising on regulatory obligations, which is particularly important to our insurance and public sector clients.”

“As well as the obvious business benefits, data centres are also a great revenue opportunity.  This alliance will enable Capita’s customers to benefit from Equinix Marketplace, a tool designed to give companies better visibility on who else is located within Equinix facilities to enable them to create connections amongst themselves,” commented Dick Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA. “We share a long track record of collaboration with Capita. We look forward to extending this relationship into new markets, allowing them to create a portfolio of cloud solutions across the globe.”

*CESG stands for Communications-Electronics Security Group



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