Equinix Expands Private AWS Cloud Access in Latin America

Global colocation and interconnection provider Equinix has expanded its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to include private connectivity to AWS Direct Connect at Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in the São Paulo and Miami metros.

This expansion, along with AWS Direct Connect’s existing deployment at Equinix in Rio de Janeiro, builds upon the collaboration between Equinix and AWS in Latin America, helping customers more easily connect their IT infrastructure directly to AWS’s global cloud services.

Equinix customers in the São Paulo and Miami metros can directly access AWS Direct Connect via cross connect, which is also available in Equinix data centers in 22 other markets globally. Connecting directly to a private cloud onramp via an edge node would be an effective means to ensure performance, reliability and optimal cost efficiency.

Equinix’s customers can also connect to AWS Direct Connect via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric), which provides on-demand interconnection to AWS Direct Connect. With ECX Fabric, Equinix customers can “discover and dynamically” connect to any other customer across any Equinix location globally through an “easy-to-use” portal and a single connection to the Equinix platform.

“Miami has played a critical role in interconnecting digital businesses in the North American, Latin American and Caribbean regions for the past three decades,” said Kaushik Joshi, Global Managing Director, Strategic Alliances at Equinix. “São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are among the largest markets for digital businesses in Latin America. By making available private access to AWS in Miami, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, we offer unparalleled, secure, low-latency and consistent performance to AWS services across Latin American and the Caribbean region.”

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With the addition of São Paulo and Miami, AWS Direct Connect is available to customers in Equinix IBX data centers across 24 strategic markets including Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw and Washington, D.C.

Within the São Paulo metro, the Equinix IBX data centers serve as a main financial, corporate and mercantile hub for enterprises in Brazil and throughout South America. The Equinix Miami ecosystem provides customers with direct connectivity to a variety of network and cloud service providers, CDNs and enterprises.

“With AWS Direct Connect now available via ECX Fabric in Brazil, there is no doubt we will be able to drive new business opportunities for our customers by offering them direct, high-performance, and low-latency connections to multiple cloud providers to help them benefit from a hybrid cloud architecture,” said Eduardo Carvalho, President of Equinix Brazil. “With data centers strategically located throughout Latin America, Equinix allows enterprises in our region to rapidly scale in a digital environment by providing physical security along with the benefits of digital security. We also help our customers interconnect directly with strategic business partners outside the public Internet.”

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