Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company,has announced that Pexip, a leading provider of enterprise video conferencing and collaboration solutions for large private and public organisations around the world, has deployed in Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington DC, and leveraged Equinix Connect and Equinix Fabric to scale its global business.
Pexip is a leading video conferencing and collaboration solutions provider. Its scalable platform offers high-quality video meetings with enterprise-grade security, which is easily customizable to fit customers’ IT and infrastructure requirements. Today, its customers include companies such as Spotify, Vodafone, and PayPal, as well as governmental organizations such as the US Department of Veteran Affairs.
Supporting Traffic Surge
In 2020, Pexip experienced a 7 times growth in its peak traffic. To support its fast-growing business, Pexip chose Platform Equinix to build a resilient digital infrastructure and interconnect with multiple ISPs and cloud service providers to deliver consistent video conferencing experience for its employees and customers in more than 190 countries.
Having at least two upstream ISPs in each market and direct fast path connections to major content destinations, Equinix Connect enables Pexip to deliver the resiliency, low-latency, and superior performance its enterprise video conferencing customers demand. In addition, Pexip is also accelerating its on-demand and secure cloud connections with Equinix Fabric to connect to cloud services and its distributed digital infrastructure on Platform Equinix.
With video conferencing undergoing an unprecedented surge in usage during the pandemic, Platform Equinix provides a robust digital infrastructure that enables Pexip to deliver low-latency and high-performance connectivity necessary to ensure a seamless video conferencing experience for users around the world, while also providing utmost security to protect sensitive information.
With Equinix Fabric, Pexip can benefit from a world-class interconnectivity that delivers the highest levels of network resiliency. This offers Pexip a range of benefits such as the resiliency that organizations demand, global reach and high-performance connections to major content destinations, like Microsoft 365, and Dropbox, and others.
Oystein Hem, CEO, Pexip said: “Talking to our existing and potential customers, we recognised a growing need for a solution that guarantees them control over their data without the hassle of expanding and managing servers and compute capacity. With Equinix’s virtual network services, Pexip can enable our customers to focus on growth instead of infrastructure and compute management and support them on their cloud migration journeys. At the same time, we are able to extend Pexip’s capabilities to a larger audience and meet the requirements of more organizations in a more sustainable way.”
According to the Global Interconnection Index (GXI) Vol. 5, a market study published by Equinix, interconnection bandwidth for Cloud and IT Services is expected to grow at 45 per cent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) by 2024 on a global scale. According to Joseph Harding, Vice President, Product Marketing, Equinix, demand for video conferencing software and video chat applications is growing and driving the need for robust and reliable digital infrastructure and hybrid multicloud connectivity.
“With new levels of demand, video conferencing platforms like Pexip require a robust and sustainable digital infrastructure to consistently deliver low-latency and highly reliable interconnection crucial for a great video conferencing experience. We look forward to supporting Pexip by providing the agility, speed, and reliability it needs to scale up its business and manage unprecedented growth in user demand globally,” he said.
Also, this underscores a new hybrid world of work leading to an immense surge in demand for video conferencing software and chat applications, which have become fundamental for efficient and effective communications. In 2020, video conferencing apps recorded 62 million downloads or 8.1 per cent growth globally.
Yee May Leong, Managing Director, Equinix South Asia said: “Video conferencing has become a necessity for all businesses and its demand has been accelerated by the pandemic hit. According to GlobalData, the communications and collaboration market in Singapore is anticipated to reach US$2.1 billion (SGD$2.8 billion) by the end of 2025. With this in mind, ensuring a reliable and resilient digital infrastructure helps solidify the foundation for Pexip to accelerate its global business growth, while accommodating ever-changing customer demand and ensuring superior performance.”