Starting today, enterprises can access the SoftLayer cloud platform through the Equinix Cloud Exchange. The Cloud Exchange enables companies to make multiple simultaneous connections to the cloud through a single port. Companies can combine services to build the cloud they need, and scale computing power up and down, on demand. They can also provision virtual connections to SoftLayer in various speed increments, and on a monthly basis. That makes access to the cloud both efficient and cost-effective.
This is not the first time Equinix and SoftLayer have teamed up. According to Gartner, nearly half of all enterprises will have a hybrid cloud deployed by 2017.