Equinix leverages AWS Direct Connect to provide its customers with
flexible, private access to the cloudEquinix was the first data center company to bring to market the
ability to directly connect to the cloud and bypass the public
internet and today leading cloud service providers offer direct access
to their services inside Equinix global data centers.
Only Equinix customers can take advantage of new Equinix service
enhancements that enable them to burst up to two times the committed
access rate. Customer workloads that require bandwidth bursts, such as
backups, will benefit from higher performance when their bandwidth
needs spike and reduced connection costs when bandwidth requirements
are low. These service enhancements are available immediately in
Equinix data centers in Silicon Valley, Ashburn (Washington, D.C.
metro), and London, and will expand to additional global markets over
the coming months.
Since 2011, businesses have had the ability to access AWS cloud
services via AWS Direct Connect through Equinix data centers. Today,
AWS Direct Connect is available in six markets and 16 Equinix data
centers globally, more than any other data center provider. Equinix
customers including Badgeville,
Hosting and NetApp
are using AWS Direct Connect to lower network costs, and improve
performance and security by bypassing the public internet.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data
center company, today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is
offering expanded connectivity options for AWS
Direct Connect from Equinix International Business Exchange™
(IBX®) data centers located in six key markets around the
Additionally, Equinix is now offering connectivity to AWS via the
Equinix Ethernet Exchange to better support private access to the cloud
where service flexibility is increasingly important. This option
provides customers with multiple connection options below one gigabit
per second, with the ability to burst, enabling customers to lower
interconnection costs and providing more consistent network performance.
With more than eight million lit buildings in 17 markets available
through the Equinix Ethernet Exchange, customers can leverage the
density and global reach of the exchange fabric to interconnect with
pure-play cloud companies such as AWS, creating the optimal location to
deploy a cost-effective, high-performance hybrid IT architecture.
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