Interconnection and colocation provider, Equinix, has announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in its Dallas and London IBX data centers (DA2 and LD5). This extension of AWS Direct Connect availability across North America and Europe brings availability of the public cloud hosting service to 10 Equinix data centers globally.
With AWS Direct Connect, companies can connect their privately owned and managed infrastructure directly to AWS Cloud. The solution would establish a private connection to the AWS Cloud for reduced costs, increased throughput, and consistent application performance.
AWS Direct Connect availability in its IBX (International Business Exchange) data center in London (LD5) marks the second Equinix location in Europe to offer the service. This deployment would allow Equinix to improve upon previous connectivity options by offering “native” AWS Direct Connect service to customers into the full portfolio of AWS Cloud offerings.
In October 2014, Equinix announced availability of AWS Direct Connect in the company’s Frankfurt data center. The addition of AWS Direct Connect in London would assure customers in both continental Europe and the U.K., achieve consistent, dedicated network connection to the AWS Cloud for higher performance at a lower cost.
Equinix’s Dallas IBX, DA5, is the fourth data center in North America to offer AWS Direct Connect, joining Equinix’s data center facilities in Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington.
“At Equinix, we are seeing significant growth in enterprise customers looking to connect to AWS in a secure and high-performance manner,” said Ryan Mallory, Vice President Technology, Equinix. “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 Equinix to AWS, which ultimately reduces network costs, increases throughput, and provides a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.”