Global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, Digital Realty, will add dedicated, private access to the IBM Cloud in 15 major metropolitan areas around the world. Direct access to IBM Cloud is now available through the Digital Realty Service Exchange and IBM Cloud Direct Link via more than 70 Digital Realty data centers.

These on-ramps to IBM Cloud would help ensure efficient and secured access to vital enterprise applications in the IBM Cloud through Digital Realty’s Service Exchange platform while augmenting the numerous existing IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicated Hosting deployments across multiple continents within Digital Realty’s global data center portfolio.

Direct access to IBM Cloud is now available through Digital Realty data centers in Amsterdam, Ashburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, Phoenix, Portland, New York, Santa Clara, Seattle, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.

‘High-Throughput, Low-Latency’

“Businesses are turning to the cloud to extract new value from their data and deliver better customer experiences faster than ever before,” said Kit Linton, Vice President of Network, IBM Cloud. “The combination of Digital Realty’s extensive global reach and highly resilient connectivity from IBM Cloud Direct Link can help businesses build the protected, hybrid cloud environment they need to innovate at scale.”

The Digital Realty Service Exchange provides “private, secured, high-throughput and low-latency” access over a single interface to IBM Cloud as well as other service providers, overcoming some of the limitations of the public Internet and helping to eliminate network congestion and enable critical workloads that may not have been previously feasible such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain technology. Their Service Exchange would enable users to manage physical and virtual connections through a single port while giving them the visibility and reporting capabilities they need to address their connectivity requirements more quickly and efficiently.