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Amazon expands AWS service inside Equinix

Nurdianah Md Nur | Oct. 25, 2013
AWS Direct Connect provides Equinix’s customers the ability to burst, enabling them to lower interconnection costs and provide more consistent network performance.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be offering expanded connectivity options for AWS Direct Connect from Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres located in six key markets worldwide.

With AWS Direct Connect, Equinix's customers will be able to burst up to two times the committed access rate. Customer workloads that require bandwidth bursts, such as backups, will thus benefit from higher performance when their bandwidth needs spike, and reduced connection costs when bandwidth requirements are low.

Chris Sharp, vice president of cloud innovation, Equinix said: "With our new service, we are further democratising access to the cloud by giving customers the ability to utilise the bandwidth speed that best suits their needs, while providing additional flexibility to handle spikes without compromising service levels."

Customers looking for secure access to the cloud also have the option of connecting through the Equinix Ethernet Exchange. With more than eight million lit buildings in 17 markets available through the Equinix Ethernet Exchange, customers can leverage the 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. 


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