Global colocation and interconnection provider, Equinix, has established connectivity into Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service in the New York region. This would enable all Equinix customers in the New York metro the ability to access AWS Direct Connect at all available speeds via Equinix Cloud Exchange or Equinix-provided metro connectivity options.
The addition of New York brings the total number of Equinix metros offering AWS Direct Connect service to seventeen, globally.
The ability to directly connect to cloud service providers, such as AWS, would become increasingly important for enterprise CIOs as digital transformation fuels the need for virtualized, on-demand provider-based services.
The Equinix New York campus consists of eight data centers that serve as business hubs for approximately 825 companies across multiple industries, with a high concentration of financial services and media firms. In addition to directly connecting to AWS, Equinix New York customers can choose from a broad range of network services from 125 providers. Equinix New York data centers are also home to the Equinix Financial eXchange, a large community of financial market participants that exchange data in close proximity to each other to optimize their electronic trading operations.
“Companies with latency-sensitive applications and workloads – and specifically financial services firms – require predicable performance to ensure a consistent, high-quality user experience,” said Kaushik Joshi, Global Managing Director, Strategic Alliances, Equinix. “AWS Direct Connect combined with the Equinix interconnection platform is an ideal combination that enables these customers to deploy hybrid cloud architectures and achieve this level of performance and security. We are excited to be adding this influential market to our existing roster of sites offering AWS Direct Connect.”
With the addition of New York, Equinix now offers AWS Direct Connect service in Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, London, Munich, New York, Osaka, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw and Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia.