Equinix has announced that Beeks Financial Cloud has deployed on Equinix’s Cloud Exchange as it continues to expand its business globally.
By joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange, Beeks Financial Cloud gains access to instantly connect to multiple cloud service providers (CSPs) in 21 markets, build a more secure application environment and reduce the total cost of private network connectivity to CSPs for its customers.
Beeks Financial Cloud, first deployed in an Equinix London data centre four years ago on one server rack, now has approximately 80 interconnections within Equinix across eight data centres situated in financial business hubs around the world.
These direct connections provide increased performance and security between Beeks and its customers and partners across its digital supply chain. Beeks was the first provider in the world to use cross connects to ensure a retail trader customer had a direct connection to their broker.
Equinix’s Cloud Exchange offers software defined direct connections to multiple CSPs including, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and Office 365, IBM Softlayer, Oracle Cloud and others. This has allowed Beeks to scale up rapidly while securely connecting to multiple cloud providers.
Beeks Financial Cloud has continued to expand its business on Equinix’s global interconnection platform of 146 International Business Exchanges (IBX) in 40 markets across the globe. Beeks is currently deployed in Equinix’s International Business Exchanges (IBX) in London, New York, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Chicago, and most recently, Hong Kong.
The move to Equinix’s Cloud Exchange is expected to help save approximately £1m over the next three years, while enabling Beek’s Financial Cloud to meet the needs of its global customer base who thrive and grow through forex trading.