Today, enterprises are looking to move more production workloads to the cloud to achieve business agility, improve application performance, and control costs. However, many organizations must navigate a range of tools, technologies and data security concerns when expanding their private IT platform to include the advantages that the cloud can provide. AWS Direct Connect bundles are a set of advanced hybrid architectures that help reduce this complexity while providing peak performance for customers moving to AWS.
The AWS Direct Connect Converged Infrastructure bundles feature deployment tools from Nimbo;
In addition to collaborating on the AWS Direct Connect Converged Infrastructure bundles,
Highlights / Key Facts
Equinixhas seen tremendous enterprise adoption of AWS Direct Connect since Equinixannounced its availability in select data centers in 2011. In 2014 alone, Equinixexperienced a 90 percent increase in the number of enterprise connections to AWS. Many Equinixand NetAppcustomers have experienced the benefits of securely connecting to AWS, ensuring the performance and availability of mission-critical applications and workloads. Equinix, leveraging its acquisition of Nimbo, has developed integrated deployment tools to ease the setup and configuration of networking and cloud-based storage for AWS. Nimbo specializes in migrating business applications to the cloud with extensive experience moving legacy applications into a hybrid cloud architecture, and connecting legacy data centers to the cloud. Additionally, Nimbo is an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).
Greg Adgate, vice president, global technology partners, Equinix: "We are seeing significant growth in enterprise customers looking to connect to AWS in our facilities, and specifically in a hybrid model. These customers are increasingly looking to hybrid cloud architectures to maximize their IT investments and realize the benefits of the cloud. With these integrated solutions, we are helping enterprises expedite their transition to the cloud and quickly extend their existing infrastructure to AWS." Joerg Joergensen, CFO, Nimbo: "We're very excited about our continued relationship with AWS, as well as the additional breadth of services the Equinixacquisition has facilitated. Joining the Equinixfamily in January 2015has enabled Nimbo to help our customers develop an even more complete strategy for evolving towards the hybrid cloud. 2014 presented some fantastic opportunities to help large enterprise customers, specifically in the resources industry, take advantage of AWS's scalability, reduced time to market, and cost efficiencies. With these new solutions, we look forward to continued success helping companies realize the benefits of both public and hybrid architectures." Bruce Burns, vice president of the cloud business group, NetApp: " NetApphas been working closely with Equinixand AWS for several years to help design and validate different hybrid cloud deployments that will benefit our customers. Like NetApp Private Storage for AWS and Cloud On-Tap, the Converged Infrastructure bundles are a great example of how we are working together to create additional options for customers that will help redefine the way IT platforms are designed going forward." Hal Bennett, General Manager, Global Technology Partners, Amazon Web Services, Inc.: "As enterprise customers continue their journey to the cloud, they sometimes require a hybrid approach to maximize their IT investments and realize the benefits of the AWS Cloud in a secure, controlled way. As long-time members of the AWS Partner Network (AWS), Equinixand Nimbo are helping customers realize the benefits of the AWS Cloud. With their introduction of these new solutions and Direct Connect Bundles, Equinixand Nimbo support customers by enabling hybrid cloud deployments."
- Moving to Amazon Web Services (and Beyond): Faster Cloud Enablement Is Now Easier [blog post]
- Learn more about AWS Direct Connect Converged Infrastructure bundles [datasheet]
- Learn more about AWS Direct Connect inside
Equinixdata centers [website]
- AWS Direct Connect Now Available in Equinix Data Centers [press release]
- Amazon Expands AWS Direct Connect Inside Equinix [press release]
Forward Looking Statements
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