GBI to become the Gulf’s first service provider to offer low-latency routes and bandwidth on demand to global cloud service providers

DUBAI, UAE – September 14, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a service provider that operates an integrated network connecting the world to the Middle East, will now be able to provide its regional enterprise customer base with more scalable and flexible cloud solutions infrastructure. GBI has signed an agreement with Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, to join the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ in Equinix’s Frankfurt International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center.

More and more customers in the Gulf are demanding low latency, dedicated private connection to the MENA region and access to multiple cloud service providers like Google Cloud Platform, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM. Through Equinix Cloud Exchange in the Frankfurt IBX, GBI will be well equipped to meet these needs of its customers as Frankfurt data centers are among the world’s most carrier-dense. Also, the agreement will make GBI the first regional service operator to offer low-latency routes, in near real-time provisioning of cloud services from multiple providers (such as Amazon Web Services) for its regional customers. GBI also maintains infrastructure in Equinix’s Dubai IBX data center.

On the occasion of the agreement, Amr Eid, Chief Commercial Officer of GBI, said “As the Gulf region is experiencing unprecedented economic and social media growth with cloud services growing exponentially, more and more of our regional customers are utilizing the cloud infrastructure for backup, storage, network, security and management systems. These customers require low latency, dedicated private connection to the MENA region and access to multiple global cloud service providers. GBI enjoys a successful relationship with Equinix and we are pleased to join the Equinix Cloud Exchange in Frankfurt IBX to serve our regional customer base.”

On the occasion of the deal, Jeroen Schlosser, managing director of Equinix MENA, said “GBI will be the first service provider in the region to offer low-latency routes, in near real-time provisioning of cloud services from multiple providers (such as Amazon Web Services) for its regional customers. The multiple bandwidth options to accommodate peak traffic volumes and increased security for local networks will prove highly beneficial, especially for corporate IT customers. This is very exciting news, given the forecasted growth of cloud computing in the MENA region.”

Together, Equinix and GBI will provide enterprises with simple, scalable, direct access to the multiple cloud services they need to build highly flexible hybrid cloud solutions. This removes the security, performance and vendor lock-in concerns holding many organizations back from fully adopting and reaping the benefits of cloud services. Frankfurt is one of Europe’s leading financial centers and a hub for banking, trading and commerce. Frankfurt-based data centers are among the world’s most carrier-dense, thanks in part to Equinix’s partnership with DE-CIX Frankfurt, the largest Internet exchange point in the world.

About GBI
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is a service provider that owns and operates an integrated network connecting the world to the Middle East. The GBI network connects the Middle East to Singapore towards the East and Egypt on the West, using two alternative terrestrial routes to protect traffic, crossing the Mediterranean to Italy into major European cities. Ensuring diversity by establishing its North Route, this new link from the Gulf to Europe via Iraq and Turkey added an ultra-low latency link from the GCC straight to the heart of Europe.

GBI is a carriers’ carrier for telecom operators, ISPs and governments throughout the Middle East, Europe and Asia offering capacity and a portfolio of wholesale and enterprise services on a protected Network.

GBI is a catalyst for growth and was awarded the Best Submarine Cable Operator 2014 and Best Network Infrastructure 2014.

For more information, please visit www.gbiinc.com


For more information, please contact:
Hani Iskandarani
GBI Corporate Communications Department
Tel: 00971 50 6579533

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 33 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com

For more information, please contact:
Amey Borkar
Associate Account Executive
Tel: +971556487197
Email: amey.b@daboandco.com

Source: GBI


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