Digital Realty Selects tw telecom To Provide Clients Direct Connection to AWS

Digital Realty Trust, a global provider of data center and colocation services, has selected network provider tw telecom to connect Digital Realty customers in 12 key North American markets to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The colocation provider will utilize tw telecom’s “eLynk Express for AWS service” for its connections to the AWS cloud hosting environment.

Currently, tw telecom is offering eLynk Express to AWS in the following Digital Realty markets:  Arizona, California, Colorado,Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

aws-cloudThe “eLynk Express for AWS” solution, only available from tw telecom, would create new bandwidth options and streamline the activation process going to and through the data center to integrate the network, the data center and the application.

“Through its eLynk Express service, tw telecom provides a fast, secure and private solution for our enterprise and midmarket customers to effortlessly connect to AWS in many of our North American markets,” said Bill Stein, interim CEO, Digital Realty. “This capability will certainly help meet clients’ critical needs now and into the future.”

About tw telecom

“CIOs tell us many of their applications require a higher level of dedicated, secure and dynamic connectivity than what the Internet can provide,” said Graham Taylor, senior vice president, marketing, tw telecom. “As rapid adoption of the cloud continues, integration between the AWS ecosystem and our unique Intelligent Network capabilities will ensure the delivery of resilient, elastic and predictable network solutions.”

tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, provides managed services including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. The company also delivers secured private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies.