Digital Realty launches AWS Direct Connect at Atlanta data centres

06 June 2017 | Natalie Bannerman

Digital Realty today announced the availability of AWS Direct Connect at its ATL1 and ATL2 data centre facilities in downtown Atlanta.

Cloud spaceAWS Direct Connect makes it easy for businesses to establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, users can establish private connectivity between AWS and their data centre, office or colocation environment, which has been proven to reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

This new offering bolsters Digital Realty’s overall cloud connectivity solution set, complementing the recently expanded AWS Direct Connect capabilities at Sovereign House in London along with the company’s Service Exchange for on-demand cloud connectivity.  It also enables enterprise customers of Digital Realty’s colocation offerings in Atlanta to reap the performance, stability and security-related benefits of having a private, direct connection to AWS.

"The availability of AWS Direct Connect in Digital Reality’s Atlanta data centers further strengthens the region’s technical infrastructure, which has grown in importance as the number and types of technology leaders there have continued to rise over the past decade," said Dan Thompson, senior analyst at 451 Research.

A recent report from commercial real estate leader and Digital Realty partner CBRE, shows that tech jobs in Atlanta grew 46.7% from 2010 to 2016, making it the ninth largest technology talent pool in the US, placing it ahead of other tech leaders, such as: Austin, Boston, Denver, Phoenix and Raleigh-Durham.  Thompson says that, "Digital Realty continues to deliver on the cloud-enabled interconnection strategy it initiated with the Service Exchange launch last year, delivering value to global enterprises seeking to further their own cloud initiatives."

Topics: Digital Realty, US, AWS, Amazon, cloud, data centre, ATL1, ATL2, colocation