Fusion Broadband embraces Equinix in global expansion of its SD-WAN service

09 July 2021

SD-WAN provider Fusion Broadband has expanded into Equinix, which will give it a significantly larger global footprint and enable it "to offer customers enhanced performance and more advanced connectivity options".

Equinix is a  digital infrastructure company operating more than 220 data centres in 26 countries on five continents.

As the networking requirements of global businesses become more sophisticated, Fusion Broadband identified a need to support their customers’ growth by leveraging Equinix and offering greater WAN connectivity through direct access to a multitude of cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, Alibaba and Oracle.

Andrew Catchpole, chief executive of Fusion Broadband UK Limited, said the new arrangement with Equinix and Equinix MetalTM will allow the company to quickly and easily provide dedicated SD-WAN gateways in more than 50 location points globally.

“With our unique SD-WAN orchestration platform customers are able to deploy SD-WAN sites and gateways in minuets, as well as enable direct connections with the majority of the major cloud providers," he said. "They can be self-managed or our team of SD-WAN specialists can manage them for the customer. Dedicated private backbones between regions can also be provisioned for customers adding a greater level of performance and security. As an example, a customer that prefers to have a dedicated environment (as opposed to a shared multi-tenant environment) for its offices in each region may elect to have one or two POPs in each region, which very easily allows a private backbone between POPs to be created that can support speeds from tens of Mbps through to 10-20Gbps.