Frontier-Equinix Collaboration: Securing the Cloud Services

Frontier-Equinix Collaboration: Securing the Cloud Services

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Frontier Communications Corporation is committed to helping clients navigate internet services and entertainment. Being a leader in providing communications services to suburban, urban, and rural communities in 29 states, Frontier offers residential customers a variety of services through its FiOS and Vantage fiber optics and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure digital protection solutions.

The company has come out with Frontier Connect-Cloud which provides customers a cloud connection for private, safe, and dedicated access to significant third-party cloud service providers. Frontier will integrate with Equinix—data center service provider—to enable the service, which would influence software-defined networking. The platform couples the power of software-defined networking (SDN) technology with the flexibility of the Frontier network to connect clinets directly via a private network to the Equinix ecosystem of 100 plus cloud service providers via the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) Fabric, to ensure secure and fast cloud application performance with lower latencies. ECX Fabric is a software-defined interconnection service which enables any business to connect with the platform, Equinix, between a business and its own distributed infrastructure, including the world's largest network service and cloud providers. Over a self-service portal or API, ECX Fabric is designed for scalability, agility, and connectivity across 35 plus locations. Customers can discover and reach anyone at Equinix on request through a single port, locally or by metro.

Frontier Connect-Cloud provides business-critical cloud services with secure, reliable, scalable connectivity. The service is easy to deploy and is flexible, irrespective of the size of the business or the location. Frontier Connect-Cloud provides an on-ramp to improve the performance of cloud applications in combination with the Ethernet services. Frontier Connect-Cloud enhances the performance of cloud applications and reduces latency by making cloud services more consistent. This enables accelerated software development and allows innovation of applications and transformation of data centers, supporting cloud and multi-cloud strategies. It also gives any network visibility and control, while allowing users to scale. ECX Fabric provides more than 1,000 participants with direct connectivity, including some of the world's largest companies and cloud service providers.

Frontier, in collaboration with Equinix, brings a new network performance standard and connectivity services of the next generation to companies seeking to expand their reach across the U.S.

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