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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.
AWS 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
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."