Equinix has set up Solution Validation Centers, which provide a demonstration and proof-of-concept testing, in eight key markets around the world.
These markets include Amsterdam, Ashburn (Washington, D.C. metro), London, Miami, New York, Singapore, Silicon Valley and Sydney. Equinix plans to expand the Solution Validation Center to four additional locations in 2014.
The Solution Validation Center enables prospective and existing Equinix customers to assess and measure the performance of application platforms and new deployments from secure, highly connected and globally distributed International Business Exchange (IBX) data center locations, said Equinix in a statement.
In addition, Equinix Solution Validation Center is designed to facilitate testing and adoption of new technologies, validate application readiness, and demonstrate system and solution performance advantages from Platform Equinix locations around the world.
Solution Validation Center engagements are managed by Equinix global solutions architects, a team of technology experts who take a consultative approach to address customers’ technology challenges, and recommend customized, reliable solutions, such as how to bridge network, data center and cloud infrastructures to accelerate business performance.
With technical certifications and extensive hands-on experience, Equinix’s team of more than 20 solutions architects is located in key markets around the globe to help prospective and existing customers solve their data center challenges.
More than 25 engagements have been tested and validated inside Equinix Solution Validation Centers to date.
Additionally, technology vendors can utilize the Solution Validation Center to prototype and deploy new technology in an environment that develops market and customer demand by solving for real-world problems at Internet scale.
“The Solution Validation Center offers a production data center environment for customers to test and validate their IT architectures. By engaging with a team of solutions architects, as well as Equinix technology partners, customers and prospective customers alike can validate application readiness and demonstrate the performance advantages delivered by Platform Equinix,” said Brian Lillie, CIO, Equinix.