SaaS providers need to deliver a high quality of experience (QoE) if they expect to expand their customer base, increase the lifetime value of their customers, and reduce customer churn. This means application and service response times must be best-in-breed fast. The best way to accelerate SaaS services and thereby improve customer QoE is by staging application servers closer to end users. According to Gartner, enterprises moving to SaaS must adjust their network architecture to avoid degraded performance.
Equinix's global interconnection platform helps SaaS companies optimize application performance. With 146 data centers on five continents, we help SaaS providers deploy closer to users to improve performance and fuel business growth.
1,150+ communications networks—including top Tier 1 networks—are available through Equinix data centers. We offer the widest network choice in the data center industry.
Deploying your SaaS infrastructure inside our data centers guarantees you’ll get not only unmatched choice in communications service providers but also the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective network routes. Our industry-leading network density is a key reason why 3,600+ cloud service providers—including Box, Marketo and Salesforce—choose Equinix.
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Many new applications start in public clouds, with cost and time-to-market reductions as the most frequently-cited reason. Over time, however, many SaaS providers discover they can’t rely exclusively on public cloud infrastructure, because they can’t scale services to achieve a reliable, high-quality customer experience.
SaaS providers are finding they can accelerate application delivery while reducing their per-customer costs by shifting workloads from public clouds to private clouds or to a public-private hybrid. SaaS companies can establish their own cloud infrastructure inside Equinix, where they can connect to hundreds of IaaS, PaaS, storage services and communications networks to improve their customer experience while cutting cloud operating costs.
Since 1998, Equinix has invested more than $12.5B+ to create a global platform of data centers for delivering mission-critical services. With a >99.99999% uptime SLA across our global data center platform and world-class physical security, we make it easier for you to:
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No other data center provider offers you as many locations for reaching customers around the world. The consistency of our global data center platform makes it faster and easier to deploy your data center infrastructure across multiple regions and facilities. You get the same top-quality Equinix services whether you're colocating in Dallas, Dubai or Dusseldorf.
Geographic proximity is key to user experience. With locations in 40 markets on 5 continents, Equinix gives you the geographic flexibility to distribute application services closer to high concentrations of customers. Our industry-leading global footprint enables SaaS providers to reduce latency and increase service performance.
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When Box started growing internationally, it needed a top-tier, global data center provider with the network density that could enable lower latency and higher throughput for its cloud services. Platform Equinix helps Box accelerate growth by safeguarding its infrastructure, improving performance and providing direct connections to its digital supply chain.
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Architect the system that will meet your service delivery needs. New IaaS and PaaS resources have eliminated many barriers to entry for SaaS providers, but have also led to an increasing number of players vying for market share. This "Cloud Rush" effect also means that it's easier than ever for consumers to switch solutions if they experience any availability issues. Clearly, partnering with the right provider is crucial to ensuring the availability and performance of your SaaS solutions.