SOURCE: Apigee


January 08, 2015 09:00 ET

Apigee's API Platform Powers Global Cloud Interconnectivity for Equinix

Apigee Delivers the API Management Required to Scale and Connect Applications to Multiple Clouds in the Equinix Cloud Exchange™

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 8, 2015) - Apigee®, developer of a leading platform for digital business acceleration, today announced that Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, is using Apigee Edge to provide the API management for its recently launched Equinix Cloud Exchange™. The Equinix Cloud Exchange gives application developers seamless, on-demand access to multiple clouds from multiple networks in more than a dozen locations around the world. Equinix delivers the Apigee Edge API platform as part of its Exchange to provide Equinix customers with high-performance cloud provisioning through APIs.

"The near-real-time connectivity in the Equinix Cloud Exchange is grounded in APIs, so we needed robust API management that can support heavy traffic loads," said Equinix CIO Brian Lillie. "With its proven API management and strong analytics, Apigee stood out as a clear choice. Working with Apigee has allowed us to provide developers a strong foundation to accelerate our innovation in the cloud."

Apigee Edge is a leading API platform, used by some of the most well recognized global brands to securely expose and manage back-end data and services at scale. Apigee Edge is purpose-built for the digital economy, delivering technology to help businesses manage the digital value chain from API exposure to API consumption -- and measure the success of an API program with end-to-end analytics.

Equinix leverages Apigee's API platform to help simplify the otherwise complex process of provisioning and managing connections to multiple cloud services and networks. Available in 17 top business markets globally, the Equinix Cloud Exchange offers a large ecosystem comprised of leading cloud services, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Equinix also uses Apigee Edge to mobilize its own digital workforce, exposing its IT services through mobile apps as required.

"The Equinix Cloud Exchange turns the complex task of near-real-time provisioning across multiple clouds into a simpler business process, lowering the barrier to building sophisticated hybrid cloud solutions," said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. "We are thrilled to work with Equinix to deliver the robust API technology it requires to ensure seamless, high performance cloud connectivity across its global ecosystem."

About Apigee

Apigee provides a leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale, and agility businesses need to compete in today's connected mobile world. Many of the world's largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.

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