Amazon Expands AWS Direct Connect Inside Equinix; Delivers More Connection
Options to the Cloud
Equinix leverages AWS Direct Connect to provide its customers with flexible,
private access to the cloud
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- October 23, 2013
Equinix, 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, Box, Carpathia Hosting and NetApp are using AWS Direct Connect
to lower network costs, and improve performance and security by bypassing
the public internet.
*Chris 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 levels.”
*AWS Direct Connect – More Connection Speeds, New Console, Multiple
Accounts (AWS blog)
*Amazon Expands AWS Offering Inside Equinix (Equinix blog)
*Equinix and AWS joint offering
*Join Equinix at AWS re:Invent
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.
Equinix Media Contacts (Americas):
Liam Rose, +1 650-598-6590
Caroline Kawashima, +1 415-318-4367
Equinix Media Contact (EMEA)
Rowland Harding, +44 (0)20 8846 0718
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