Many companies are looking to deploy hybrid clouds through direct interconnection, to reap the scalability and cost benefits of the cloud, while at the same time maintaining the security and control of on-premises infrastructure. In fact, a recent study, Enterprise of the Future, found that by 2017, 84 percent of IT leaders will deploy IT infrastructure where interconnection – defined as direct, secure physical or virtual connections – is at the core, compared to only 38 percent today. By offering AWS Direct Connect across the global market,
Highlights / Key Facts
- AWS Direct Connect availability in
Londonmarks the second Equinixlocation in Europeto offer the service. This deployment allows Equinixto improve upon previous connectivity options by offering "native" AWS Direct Connect service to customers into the full portfolio of AWS Cloud offerings. Previously, connectivity in Londonwas available via tether from Equinixin Londoninto AWS's Dublinfacilities. In October 2014, Equinixannounced availability of AWS Direct Connect in the company's Frankfurtdata center. The addition of AWS Direct Connect in Londonassures customers in both continental Europeand the U.K., achieve consistent, dedicated network connection to the AWS Cloud for higher performance at a lower cost. Equinix'sDallas IBX, DA5, is the fourth data center in North Americato offer AWS Direct Connect, joining Equinix'sfacilities in Seattle, Silicon Valleyand Washington, D.C. Equinixnow offers AWS Direct Connect in ten global locations; Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Osaka, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyoand Washington, D.C./ Northern Virginia. Equinixcustomers in these metros experience lower network costs into and out of AWS and take advantage of reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rates.
Ryan Mallory, vice president, technology, Equinix:
"At Equinix, we are seeing significant growth in enterprise customers looking to connect to AWS in a secure and high-performance manner. Our goal is to provide these customers with the ability to realize the full benefits of the cloud – without worrying about application latency or cost issues. AWS Direct Connect makes it easy for companies to establish a dedicated network connection from
Equinixto AWS, which ultimately reduces network costs, increases throughput, and provides a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections."
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