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Equinix CEO: Interconnection Biz Booming, Edge Remains ‘Real, Strategic Question’

January 10, 2019 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Equinix’s software-defined interconnection platform now has some 13,000 virtual connections, according to Equinix CEO Charles Meyers.Meyers, who gave a keynote at the Citi 2019 Global TMT West Conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday, said the company’s interconnection business is booming.“The Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric, ECX Fabric, has been a huge success for us both in terms of its core metrics on uptake and revenue, and connection,” he said, adding that the platform’s 13,000 virtual connections “is a multiple of anybody else’s in terms of interconnection.”And Meyers scoffed at that the idea of the platform competing with SDN. “It’s a bit befuddling to me that there continues to be so much noise around that — that SDN somehow represent some kind of crazy bear base on interconnection doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said. “I very much see it as complimentary.”The platform actually uses SDN to provi...