Posted By Rich Miller On August 4, 2011 @ 3:01 am In Amazon,Equinix | 2 Comments
Colocation customers in Equinix data centers can now connect their infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services via AWS Direct Connect, establishing a private network connection that can reduce network costs and increase throughput.
AWS Direct Connect is currently available in Equinix IBX data centers in the company’s Ashburn, Va campus, and will be available in additional facilities later this year. The service will make it easier for hundreds of enterprise customers to access Amazon’s cloud services.
“We’re very pleased to work with Amazon Web Services to provide customers in our facilities with an easy onramp to the cloud through AWS Direct Connect,” said Steve Smith, CEO of Equinix. “AWS Direct Connect opens up a wide range of exciting new possibilities in hybrid cloud computing and will allow customers in Equinix facilities to leverage Amazon Web Services as if it was part of their own infrastructure.”
For Equinix customers, connectivity via AWS Direct Connect provides a wide range of new deployment scenarios, including:
Equinix has a page on its web site  offering more information
Equinix  (EQIX) provides colocation and interconnection services to more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies and 650 network service providers. Equinix now operates 96 data centers in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
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