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Highlights / Key Facts
Osakaoffering enables enterprises in Western Japanto build hybrid cloud infrastructures, connecting AWS Cloud to existing on-premises environment with private connectivity, including the option of redundant access to the AWS Cloud within Japan.
- Cloud computing continues to grow in the
Asia Pacificregion, with Japanleading in overall growth. According to a recent Cloud Readiness Index from the Asia Cloud Computing Association, Japanranked highest in overall cloud readiness.
- AWS Direct Connect availability in
Osakamarks the fourth Equinixlocation in Asia Pacificto offer the services. By using AWS Direct Connect within Equinix's Asia Pacificdata centers, customers can have a consistent, dedicated network connection to the AWS Cloud for higher performance at a lower cost. Equinixnow offers AWS Direct Connect in nine locations; 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.
Samuel Lee, President, Asia Pacific, Equinix:
"Our goal at
Equinixis to help our enterprise customers realize the full benefits of the cloud – without worrying about application latency or cost issues. AWS Direct Connect makes it easy for our customers to establish a dedicated network connection from Equinixto AWS. This private, direct access reduces network costs, increases throughput, and provides a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections."
- Hiroshi Go, Senior Director,
Service Platform Development, Cloud Services Division, Hitachi Ltd.:
"We look forward to the availability of AWS Direct Connect in OS1 data center. To ensure the stable and consistent quality for end-users, integrating the network infrastructure is one of the most important responsibilities for data center and cloud service providers. At
Hitachi, we have our network node in Equinix OS1, which offers excellent connectivity to the Internet backbone. AWS in OS1 will help us meet ongoing customer demands, as well as create new business opportunities." Yukio Yamasaki, vice president, K-Opticom Corporation:
"At K-Opticom, we are excited about the potential of direct connection to AWS cloud services at
Equinix'sOS1 data center. By continuing to provide an environment that enables companies to connect to a variety of cloud services privately and securely, we are confident that we can meet the evolving needs of a wide range of customers. By locating our network connection with Equinixin Osaka, we are confident we can continue to provide value-added services with Equinix."
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