Thanks to Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™, LCL makes developing all-in-one solutions a convenient and flexible affair
Aalst, Antwerp, Diegem, 13 January 2020 – LCL now offers customers the opportunity to develop multicloud all-in-one IT solutions through one single connection. Going forward, LCL Data Centers will be offering Equinix Cloud Exchange FabricTM, making their customers’ connections to a variety of cloud services, including AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, IBM and Salesforce, easy and straightforward. They will gain easy access to SaaS solutions through service providers such as ServiceNow and F5 Networks as well. Together with Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, LCL are addressing Belgian market requirements for global interconnection. Once again, LCL confirms its pioneering role at the heart of Belgian connectivity.
LCL customers will be able to develop integrated all-in-one solutions quickly and easily, thanks to the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric™). Using just a single connection on the LCL connection platform, LCL customers will be able to connect directly and simultaneously to numerous cloud services, SaaS providers, cloud service providers, edge solutions, secure key management services, cryptography services and other partners available on ECX Fabric globally.
In doing so, ECX Fabric, via a single connection, opens up a world of possibilities for its customers. The solution gives access to a multitude of providers whose services can be used to design integrated all-in-one solutions. This holds promise for SaaS and cloud service providers in Belgium as well, as they get to open up their services to the entire world. A start-up, for instance, could conveniently tailor its business to a worldwide audience through its single connection to ECX Fabric.
LCL expands its range of services once again. In addition to 40+ telecom operators in the meet-me-rooms and numerous interconnectivity solutions, the arrival of ECX Fabric in Belgium will further broaden the connectivity options at LCL. That way, LCL expands its range for developing multicloud IT solutions even more. Multicloud IT environments, which use both cloud services and data center colocation, are currently on the rise. LCL underlines its role as the connectivity heart of Belgium. With Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric the possibility to connect everything, across the globe, becomes increasingly tangible.
Connect globally, flexibly and conveniently
ECX Fabric provides very flexible and easy connections. Indeed, the customer dictates where and how the connections are made, with flexible bandwidth options. In addition, the portal enables full customer customization. This makes worldwide, direct and flexible on-demand connections with key IT providers a reality in Belgium as well.
LCL, the hub of Belgian connectivity
LCL is increasingly becoming the hub of Belgian connectivity. By continually offering additional connectivity advantages, LCL has increasingly profiled itself as a connectivity pioneer.
“ It’s not about storing data, but about exchanging them
”, says Laurens van Reijen, LCL CEO. “ In terms of connectivity, we are the key hub in Belgium. This is where telecom operators connect to each other, where you hop onto the backbone of the internet and take the number one ramp onto the data highway. We offer physical options to enter into a wide range of virtual connections. From here, we can also offer every conceivable hybrid multicloud IT solution, a concept that is definitely on the rise.
About Equinix Cloud Exchange FabricTM
ECX Fabric is a dynamic on-demand interconnection solution, connecting businesses to clouds, partners and their own infrastructure, directly and securely in over 35 metros across the globe. As a result of the partnership with Equinix, customers doing business in Belgium can:
- simplify their hybrid cloud strategy by using one vendor to directly connect to the highest concentration of major cloud service providers globally
- optimize their network through dynamically selecting the traffic routes, integrating network and cloud services; wherever in the world they need to reach.
- address security concerns of the public internet by deploying private connections
- improve end user experience through connecting distributed data to networks, clouds and IT infrastructure at the edge