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AT&T and Equinix are teaming up to provide on-demand networking at Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers.

The expanded relationships brings AT&T’s switched Ethernet service with Network on Demand to enterprises, drawing connectivity closer to where businesses operate, the companies said.

The services enables business to turn up sites in just days, and allows customers to upgrade their network and add bandwidth in minutes, as needed.

"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," Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer at AT&T Business, said in a statement. "Our work with Equinix lets us deliver the physical infrastructure and network connectivity options to support our customers' evolving business needs."

AT&T said more than 90 percent of its business customers are using some form of cloud computing. The latest expansion allows companies to better support business-critical apps by utilizing extensive cloud density available at Equinix facilities and depend on one provider for their end-to-end cloud infrastructure, according to the companies.  

"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," Charles Meyers, president of Strategy, Services and Innovation at Equinix, said.

AT&T has been a premier reseller of Equinix colocation infrastructure since 2014. AT&T’s Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand is now available at Equinix IBX data centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, and Silicon Valley.

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