Microsoft offers Equinix customers private Azure access

Equinix users can bridge their applications directly into Azure using a fiber LAN cross connect

By , IDG News Service |  Cloud Computing

"We have a number of enterprise customers, even in the startup space, for whom low latency and premium network connectivity is important," Martin said. Gaming platforms, providers of mobile apps, and those who maintain hybrid cloud applications all require the different parts of their multitier applications to communicate with each other as quickly as possible, Martin said.

Equinix also struck a similar agreement for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in May, allowing users to connect directly with AWS within Equinix's Seattle data centers.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

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