Ericsson UDN strikes deal with Equinix
- Ericsson will deploy its Unified Delivery Network (UDN) solution in Equinix’s extensive business ecosystem of more than 9,500 companies
- UDN leverages global marketplace of Platform Equinix™ to unlock new revenue streams and reach new customers
- Offers Equinix customers an innovative new global Content Delivery Network (G-CDN) to provide end users with higher quality content and consistent QoE at the Digital Edge
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has selected Equinix, Inc., to deploy its Unified Delivery Network (UDN) solution in Equinix’s datacenters and across its business ecosystem of network service, cloud and content providers and enterprises in all industry sectors.
The two companies will also extend their new relationship to work together on future innovation projects, including possible collaboration on new technologies developed in Ericsson Silicon Valley.
As the leading global interconnection and datacenter provider by market share, Equinix operates more than 180 datacenters across five continents servicing over 9,500 companies. Ericsson UDN is currently deployed in 14 Equinix locations across Asia, America and Europe today, and the solution will be deployed in eight more locations this year.
Charles Meyers, President of Strategy, Services and Innovation, Equinix, says: “Equinix is constantly looking for innovative solutions, that when combined with our global interconnection platform, provide customers with the opportunity to capitalize on new revenue streams and create value-added services as an extension of their datacenter deployments. With the addition of Ericsson UDN, our customers can more easily deploy a CDN that securely distributes customized content with consistent, reliable and secure on-demand performance.”
UDN is a G-CDN ecosystem that enables and aggregates network capabilities into the public domain, allowing services to be optimized and scaling the delivery of over-the-top (OTT) services and high-quality video content. It resides at the service providers' Digital Edge, resulting in better performance and user experience.
Marcus Bergström, General Manager, Unified Delivery Network, Ericsson, says: “The last mile nature of our UDN and the location of Equinix facilities in key metros around the world is a perfect fit. This partnership attracts new potential customers for both companies, by enabling them to deploy services closer to end users at the ‘edge’, resulting in higher quality content and more consistent QoE.”
Consumers are increasingly demanding higher quality content and constant QoE across an increasing number of connected devices. These factors are placing strain on traditional CDNs, driving demand for new ways to deliver content. UDN addresses these demands with last mile edge delivery, allowing content and service providers to optimize services and scale the delivery of high quality content and advanced services including 4K, Ultra High Definition, gaming and virtual reality.
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