Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced that Discovery Communications has engaged with Equinix to implement an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA) that will enable the company to transform its digital business to a fully cloud-based, distributed model. By colocating the company’s IT infrastructure in Equinix International Business ExchangeTM (IBX) data centres in Ashburn, London and Paris, Discovery will consolidate 80 per cent of its IT infrastructure, optimise delivery of worldwide content, and accelerate real-time product delivery via fast low-latency connections.
David Duvall, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure & Support Services, Discovery Communications commented: “The cloud is the future for digital media and entertainment – the agility and cost advantages are immense. Once we started our digital journey, it was quickly apparent that we needed a neutral interconnect partner who would enable us to connect our entire ecosystem physically and virtually, allowing us to scale up or down to address current and future requirements. Equinix has been key to Discovery’s success with this digital transformation, and we look forward to expanding our network with Equinix as we grow our global business.