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Amazon Web Services and Equinix Bring AWS Direct Connect to Asia-Pacific


Customers using Equinix datacenters in Tokyo and Singapore can now connect directly to the AWS cloud

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 10 — Equinix, Inc., a provider of global datacenter services, today announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) datacenters in Tokyo and Singapore. The expansion to Asia-Pacific addresses growing customer demand for a direct connection into the AWS cloud.

With AWS Direct Connect, customers can now connect their customer-owned and managed infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services, establishing a private network connection that reduces network costs, increases throughput, and provides more consistent network performance than Internet-based connections. Existing Equinix customers can connect to Amazon Web Services via a simple cross-connect that can be established in a matter of days. Since its initial roll out last year in Equinix's Ashburn, Virginia datacenter campus, AWS Direct Connect has expanded to Equinix locations in Silicon Valley to meet growing customer demand for hybrid environments.

For new and existing Equinix customers, AWS Direct Connect offers several benefits:

  • It provides customers with a direct private network connection to the AWS cloud with consistent network performance.
  • It lowers network costs into and out of AWS by reducing bandwidth commitments to ISPs and taking advantage of reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rates.

Carpathia Hosting, a provider of managed hosting services and an Equinix partner and customer, is taking advantage of AWS Direct Connect inside Equinix datacenters to allow customers such as mobile app provider Urban Airship to use a hybrid of Amazon cloud infrastructure along with Carpathia's fully managed hosting solution.

"More and more of our enterprise customers are demanding hybrid hosting solutions that combine the benefits of both dedicated infrastructure and cloud infrastructure," said Jon Greaves, CTO of Carpathia Hosting. "For existing AWS customers, Carpathia Hosting uses AWS Direct Connect to deliver them the benefits of having their dedicated infrastructure and AWS's cloud services managed by a single provider."

"With AWS Direct Connect inside Equinix datacenters, customers can directly touch the cloud. Many customers can now take advantage of the cost savings of cloud computing. With our successful collaboration with Amazon, Equinix is becoming the de facto 'cloud hub,' facilitating direct connections between users and cloud providers," said Chris Sharp, general manager, content and digital media for Equinix.

For more information about the Equinix and AWS service, or to order connectivity to AWS Direct Connect, go to http://info.equinix.com/Amazon-Web-Services.html.

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance datacenters, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 680 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com.

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Source: Equinix, Inc.

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