AWS Cloud customers can now access the new AWS Canada (Central) Region via AWS Direct Connect located at Cologix’s MTL3 colocation data center. As an AWS Direct Connect Partner, Cologix can offer customers secured and private connections to the AWS Cloud – to “improve performance and reduce costs compared to onramps via the public Internet.”
This deployment with Cologix represents one of the first AWS Direct Connect locations in Montreal and will reside at Cologix’s flagship interconnection hub data center at 1250 Rene Levesque, where more than 90 network service providers are available in the Meet-Me-Room (MMR).
In addition to customers at 1250 Rene Leveque, customers across Cologix’s six other Montreal colocation data centers will have access to the AWS Direct Connect service via Cologix’s Metro Connect solution. Cologix also offers its New Jersey and Dallas data center customers network connectivity to AWS Direct Connect locations in the US East (Virginia) Region.
“The AWS Direct Connect node in Montreal represents a huge win for Canadian cloud customers interested in data sovereignty,” notes Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO, Cologix. “We look forward to delivering in-market, low latency, highly secure connections to AWS that are easy to deploy.”