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DataStax Powers Equinix World-Class Cloud, Data Center, and Internet of Things Application

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 16, 2017DataStax, a leader in data management for cloud applications, today announced that Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, powers their IBX SmartView application with DataStax Enterprise (DSE), the always-on data platform.

  • Equinix created IBX SmartView™ to provide customers with real-time access to environmental and operating information relevant to their IBX footprint. IBX SmartView required a mission-critical, always-on, effortlessly scalable data platform as they grow to support over 9,500 customers across more than 185+ global data centers
  • DataStax Enterprise, the always-on data platform, powers IBX SmartView to provide Equinix customers with instant and actionable insight into their data centers’ operational health

With DSE, IBX SmartView gives users unparalleled visibility into real-time operating data relevant to their Equinix International Business Exchange® (IBX®) data center footprint. By choosing DataStax, Equinix enables their customers to proactively make decisions through an integrated application, with continued performance and no downtime.

Data centers and cloud environments amass enormous amounts of data from thousands of sensors, and create a massive deluge of data themselves. With nearly 185+ global IBX data centers, Equinix was challenged by the complexity of real-time delivery and the inability to scale using its legacy data solution. Viewing this as an opportunity, Equinix set out to partner with a scalable and comprehensive data platform with the ability to deliver real-time operating information to facilitate actionable insight into the critical IBX footprint worldwide.

“Equinix serves all types of users across the globe in 48 markets in 24 countries. It is important to provide our customers who are managing a global footprint, unparalleled transparency and the ability to seamlessly manage their physical infrastructure and proactively plan for changes in their business,” said Brian Lillie, Chief Product Officer, Equinix. “We chose DataStax Enterprise because it offered us the chance to really understand and act on our customers’ needs at every moment.”

Equinix created IBX SmartView to provide users digital visibility into their IBX data center footprint, streaming data from connected sensors which constantly monitor temperature, humidity, and power utilization readings. DSE’s masterless architecture provides the resiliency and 100 percent continuous availability that Equinix customers demand, even during traffic surges and maintenance windows. At global scale, Equinix expects to process and analyze ~5 million messages per minute for real time actionable insights.

“DSE delivered exactly what Equinix needed, which was an always-on, scalable data platform to power their applications,” said Karl Van den Bergh, CMO, DataStax. “We’re excited to partner with an enterprise that is getting the value of Apache Cassandra™ and much more with DSE, including: industry-leading performance, analytics, graph and search capabilities. With the help of DSE, Equinix is delivering a great experience to their datacenter engineers and operators, and ultimately, their customers.”

To learn more about the Equinix use case, please view case study and video testimonial.

About DataStax

It starts with a human desire, and when a universe of technology, devices and data aligns, it ends in a moment of fulfillment and insight. Billions of these moments occur each second around the globe. They are moments that can define an era, launch an innovation, and forever alter for the better how we relate to our environment. DataStax is the power behind the moment. Built on the unique architecture of Apache Cassandra™, DataStax Enterprise is the always-on data platform and has been battle-tested for the world’s most innovative, global applications.

With more than 400 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax provides data management to the world’s most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit or follow us on @DataStax.