A new AT&T, Equinix deal will make AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand available to businesses in Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers.

The new AT&T Network on Demand service offered at Equinix locations provides intelligence across cloud service providers, the companies said. It is also designed to provide connectivity and expanded interconnection opportunities closer to where businesses operate. Businesses can get sites up and running in a few days to deliver voice, data and video applications, the companies said. With dynamic provisioning, customers can quickly add bandwidth and upgrade their networks.

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“A dynamic network can differentiate a company. This is a critical move for many customers as they continue on their digital transformation and look to adopt technologies that require optimal speed and performance,” said Roman Pacewicz, AT&T Business chief product officer, in a prepared statement. “Our work with Equinix lets us deliver the physical infrastructure and network connectivity options to support our customers’ evolving business needs.”

More than 90% of AT&T Business customers are using some form of cloud computing, according to the company. Additionally, many companies are operating in a multi-cloud environment and need fast, highly-secure connectivity between cloud service providers. This expansion enables AT&T customers to use the Equinix cloud facilities and infrastructure in order to support business critical applications.

“Today’s digital business environment demands high-performing, agile network operations. Cloud and data center services must offer the scalability and reliability that IT managers require, while helping enterprises rapidly scale their operations globally,” said Charles Meyers, Equinix president of strategy, services and innovation, in a prepared statement. “AT&T’s network expansion is coming at the right time for our customers. As businesses are increasingly adopting the cloud, we are providing customers with the agility, connectivity and interconnection opportunities they need to compete and grow their businesses on a global scale.”