PhoenixNAP, a provider of cloud infrastructure, bare metal dedicated servers, and colocation, has announced that its flagship data center in Phoenix, Arizona has established connectivity to AWS Direct Connect.
This AWS connectivity implementation provides a direct access to AWS cloud services “with low latency and high bandwidth.” Beginning today, U.S. companies all across the southwest will have a new choice in how they connect to AWS Cloud from their on-premises and colocation environments.
AWS Direct Connect is a dedicated network connection that would bring “robust and secured” connectivity between on-premises or colocation environments and the cloud. Enabling organizations to transfer data via a private connection, AWS Direct Connect would be ideal for organizations with latency- or compliance-sensitive workloads.
“Establishing connectivity into AWS Direct Connect in Arizona is a win for the entire state,” said Ian McClarty, President of PhoenixNAP. “The availability of a dedicated network will enable faster, more secure, and highly efficient data transfer and workload migrations while reducing bandwidth costs. We are honored to work with AWS to bring this innovation to Arizona and we are excited for the opportunity to enable companies all over the southwest to leverage AWS Cloud. With our focus on providing security and hybrid cloud solutions, working with AWS supports our vision and helps to answer our customers’ demands.”
AWS Direct Connect enables organizations under strict security and compliance regulations to transfer their data to the cloud. Reduced bandwidth costs and consistent network performance of AWS Direct Connect would make it more accessible to a wide variety of enterprise organizations. The service can be used to access AWS services in any AWS Region globally and create high-performance hybrid infrastructure and provide improved security and efficiency for sensitive workloads.
“The direct access to AWS Direct Connect services will make a big difference for many businesses we work with,” said William Bell, VP of Products at PhoenixNAP. “Reduction in latency and private connectivity will enable us to provide a new level of hybrid cloud services within our Phoenix data center facility, offering our customers direct access to AWS Cloud and the ability burst resources as necessary, while still maintaining full control over their compliance-focused private cloud deployments. Establishing connectivity into AWS Direct Connect in our Arizona facility allows us to service our enterprise customers’ private clouds, high-security applications, and specialized infrastructure with direct access to the cloud.”