Global colocation data center provider Equinix has announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service in its São Paulo International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers.
With AWS Direct Connect, companies can connect their customer-owned and managed infrastructure directly to AWS Cloud. Establishing a private connection to the cloud would reduce costs, increase performance, and deliver a more consistent network experience.
Cloud computing is growing at a rapid pace across Latin America. According to a recent IDC report*, the adoption of cloud services in Latin America will grow at double-digit rates for the next four years, reaching an estimated growth of 25.8 percent by 2019, worth a total of $6.5 billion.
Equinix’s São Paulo data center campus consists of four data centers comprised of 13,000 square meters (145,000 square feet) of colocation space. They are home to more than 1,000 companies, comprising a dense concentration of financial services firms, cloud service providers, digital content providers and social media platforms.
“We are excited to add the 15th AWS Direct Connect site to our global footprint of data centers offering this critical cloud interconnection,” said Kaushik Joshi, Global Managing Director, Strategic Alliances, Equinix. “As the cloud market grows at such an impressive pace in Latin America, we feel it is imperative to offer our global customers the ability to fully realize the benefits of the cloud. With access to AWS Direct Connect service now available in Brazil, we are empowering our customer base in that key region to achieve improved performance of cloud-based applications.”
With the addition of São Paulo, Equinix now offers the AWS Direct Connect service in Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, London, Munich, Osaka, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia.