Highlights / Key Facts
Equinixcustomers can connect to AWS Direct Connect inside the Seattledata centers via a simple cross-connect that can be established in a matter of days. With a direct connection to AWS inside SE2 and SE3, customers can achieve millisecond latency between their infrastructure and AWS infrastructure, resulting in improved application performance and security.
Equinixcustomers can also use AWS Direct Connect to access the AWS GovCloud (US) region from all existing AWS Direct Connect locations in North America. AWS GovCloud (US) is designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements.
Since the roll out of AWS Direct Connect in Equinix’s
Ashburn, Virginiadata center campus, AWS Direct Connect has expanded to Equinixlocations in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydneyand Tokyo. Equinixcustomers such as Badgeville, Box, Carpathia Hosting and NetAppare using AWS Direct Connect to lower network costs into and out of AWS, bypassing the public internet.
- Using AWS Direct Connect, Badgeville deployed a hybrid IT model within Equinix IBX data centers. As a result, Badgeville gained control of its own infrastructure and achieved performance increases of up to 40 percent, faster API response times and a reduction in monthly cloud expenditure of approximately 40 percent.
Equinixopened its second Seattledata center (SE3) earlier this year to support growing demand for data center and interconnection services in Seattlemetro area from network and cloud service providers, and content and digital media companies. The SE3 IBX serves as a gateway to Asia Pacificand offers customers the opportunity to extend their footprint in the Northwestern United Statesand Western Canadawhile leveraging Platform Equinix™ to help fuel their business.
Chris Sharp, general manager, cloud and content for Equinix:
“By leveraging AWS Direct Connect inside
Jim Grogan, senior analyst, Multi-Tenant Data Centers, The451Group.com:
“As the cloud matures and supports greater numbers of
mission-critical production workloads, data center providers like
Equinixand Amazon Web Services
- SE3 blog post and data center photos
- Case study: Badgeville
- Press Release: Box Chooses Platform Equinix
blog: Connect in
Seattle, Connect to GovCloud
Forward Looking Statements
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risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that
might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the
challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and
developing, deploying and delivering
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