Equinix leverages AWS Direct Connect to provide its customers with
flexible, private access to the cloud
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data
center company, today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is
offering expanded connectivity options for AWS
Direct Connect from Equinix International Business Exchange™
(IBX®) data centers located in six key markets around the
Additionally, Equinix is now offering connectivity to AWS via the
Equinix Ethernet Exchange to better support private access to the cloud
where service flexibility is increasingly important. This option
provides customers with multiple connection options below one gigabit
per second, with the ability to burst, enabling customers to lower
interconnection costs and providing more consistent network performance.
With more than eight million lit buildings in 17 markets available
through the Equinix Ethernet Exchange, customers can leverage the
density and global reach of the exchange fabric to interconnect with
pure-play cloud companies such as AWS, creating the optimal location to
deploy a cost-effective, high-performance hybrid IT architecture.
Highlights / Key Facts
Equinix was the first data center company to bring to market the
ability to directly connect to the cloud and bypass the public
internet and today leading cloud service providers offer direct access
to their services inside Equinix global data centers.
Only Equinix customers can take advantage of new Equinix service
enhancements that enable them to burst up to two times the committed
access rate. Customer workloads that require bandwidth bursts, such as
backups, will benefit from higher performance when their bandwidth
needs spike and reduced connection costs when bandwidth requirements
are low. These service enhancements are available immediately in
Equinix data centers in Silicon Valley, Ashburn (Washington, D.C.
metro), and London, and will expand to additional global markets over
the coming months.
Since 2011, businesses have had the ability to access AWS cloud
services via AWS Direct Connect through Equinix data centers. Today,
AWS Direct Connect is available in six markets and 16 Equinix data
centers globally, more than any other data center provider. Equinix
customers including Badgeville,
Hosting and NetApp
are using AWS Direct Connect to lower network costs, and improve
performance and security by bypassing the public internet.
Sharp, Vice President, Cloud Innovation, Equinix:
“Inside Equinix, companies of all sizes can connect to leading cloud
providers quickly, securely and affordably. Increasingly, customers
require flexible, burstable bandwidth options in order to capture the
cost benefits of the cloud. With our new service, we are further
democratizing access to the cloud by giving customers the ability to
utilize the bandwidth speed that best suits their needs, while providing
additional flexibility to handle spikes without compromising service
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.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Source: Equinix, Inc.
Equinix Media Contacts (Americas):
Rose, +1 650-598-6590
Kawashima, +1 415-318-4367
Media Contact (EMEA)
Rowland Harding, +44 (0)20