Global Cloud Xchange Expands Cloud Footprint with AWS Across Europe and Asia

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of India-based telecommunications company, Reliance Communications, has announced an extension of its Cloud X Fusion ecosystem with direct access to Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) in London, Frankfurt and Tokyo. This would offer enterprise customers a robust cloud solution for driving new business opportunities.

Through GCX’s extensive global network and its comprehensive product portfolio, Cloud X Fusion would provide seamless, low latency connectivity across developed and emerging markets in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. This would give enterprises the security, reliability and predictability as they connect to the AWS cloud services while tapping into bandwidth dynamically on a usage-based consumption.

“London, Frankfurt and Tokyo are key business hubs and the deployment of Cloud X Fusion in these cities forms an integral part of our global cloud strategy,” said Bill Barney, CEO of Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange. “Our expanded coverage across Europe and Asia further supports the strategic cloud requirements of our customers with enterprise grade connectivity from 90 countries to securely connect their on-premise environments directly into an AWS Direct Connect peering point over our global infrastructure.”

global cloud exchangeCloud X Fusion is part of GCX’s Cloud X portfolio, a proprietary platform designed to seamlessly combine the speed and power of fiber optics with the agility, flexibility and “cost-efficiencies” of ‘pay-as-you-go’ cloud computing; available globally and controlled by a “simple-to-use” user portal.

Together with Cloud X Fusion, AWS Direct Connect enables enterprises to establish private connectivity between the AWS Cloud platform and their datacenter, office, or colocation environment, to “reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.”

Since 2014, Cloud X nodes have been launched in Hong Kong, Palo Alto (California), London, New York and all five Indian cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad), with plans to roll out additional nodes in the next 12 months.

With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offers extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally.