09 February 2017
| James Pearce
Equinix has announced plans to integrate AWS Direct Connect services with its Cloud Exchange for virtualised, multi-cloud interconnectivity.
The integration will mean UK-based companies will no longer
have to access AWS via facilities in Dublin, with the service
being offered in 13 of Equinix’s global markets,
most recently adding London.
Equinix now offers AWS Direct Connect from its LD4, Ld5 and
LD6 data centres, meaning its UK customers have the ability to
access low-latency, private cloud connectivity without going
over the public internet or using a private WAN.
Equinix has long been a partner of Amazon’s
cloud division and claims to own and operate more AWS Direct
Connect global locations that any other data centre
In a blog on Equinix’s website, global solutios
architect Herbert Preuss explained: "Previously, all UK-based
companies would access AWS via facilities in the AWS Dublin
region. The addition of AWS Direct Connect to the London region
means extending UK companies’ ability to access
low-latency, private cloud connectivity without going over the
public internet or a private WAN.