Equinix customers can now access AWS Direct Connect service in six
Equinix locations around the world
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 9, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX),
the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the
availability of the AWS
Direct Connect service in the Equinix International Business Exchange™
data centers in Seattle (SE2 and SE3). AWS Direct Connect enables
customers to connect their infrastructure directly to Amazon Web
Services (AWS), establishing a private network connection to reduce
network costs, increase throughput, and deliver more consistent network
performance than the public internet delivers. In addition, Equinix
customers can now connect to the AWS
GovCloud (US) from all existing AWS Direct Connect locations in
Highlights / Key Facts
Existing Equinix customers can connect to AWS Direct Connect inside
the Seattle data 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.
Equinix customers 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,
Virginia data center campus, AWS Direct Connect has expanded to
Equinix locations in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney and
Tokyo. Equinix customers such as Badgeville, Box, Carpathia Hosting
and NetApp are 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.
Equinix opened its second Seattle data center (SE3) earlier this year
to support growing demand for data center and interconnection services
in Seattle metro area from network and cloud service providers, and
content and digital media companies. The SE3 IBX serves as a gateway
to Asia Pacific and offers customers the opportunity to extend their
footprint in the Northwestern United States and Western Canada while
leveraging Platform Equinix™ to help fuel their business.
Chris Sharp, general manager, cloud and content for Equinix:
“By leveraging AWS Direct Connect inside Equinix data centers,
customers can take advantage of the cost savings and performance
benefits of hybrid environments. As we continue to support expansion of
the AWS Direct Connect service to new markets, we are removing barriers
to adoption and enabling customers to deliver on the promise of cloud
Jim Grogan, senior analyst, Multi-Tenant Data Centers,
“As the cloud matures and supports greater numbers of
mission-critical production workloads, data center providers like
Equinix will be viewed increasingly as the strategic facilitators of
enterprise-class production services. Each aspect of the cloud services
facilitated by Equinix ultimately map back to network capabilities,
whether it relates to bringing data to the network or leveraging cloud
or Ethernet connection hubs.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies
directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most
networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix
interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas,
EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
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 Equinix services; unanticipated
costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have
acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant
revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers;
failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to
time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to
generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or
outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key
customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from
Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the
forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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