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18 August 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Equinix has established connectivity into Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service in the New York region.
The news now means that AWS Direct Connect is available to seventeen metros globally with the global interconnection and data centre company at all available speeds via its Cloud Exchange platform or Equinix-provided metro connectivity options.
"Companies with latency-sensitive applications and workloads – and specifically financial services firms – require predicable performance to ensure a consistent, high-quality user experience,” said Kaushik Joshi, global managing director of strategic alliances at Equinix.
“AWS Direct Connect combined with the Equinix interconnection platform is an ideal combination that enables these customers to deploy hybrid cloud architectures and achieve this level of performance and security. We are excited to be adding this influential market to our existing roster of sites offering AWS Direct Connect."
By expanding AWS Direct Connect to additional locations in North America, Equinix is leveraging AWS Direct Connect services to enable enterprise CIOs to advance cloud strategies by seamlessly and safely incorporating public cloud services into their existing architectures.
The Equinix New York campus consists of eight data centres that serve as business hubs for approximately 825 companies across multiple industries, with a high concentration of financial services and media firms. Equinix New York customers can also choose from a broad range of network services from 125 providers.
Equinix New York data centres are also home to the Equinix Financial eXchange, a large community of financial market participants that exchange data in close proximity to each other to optimize their electronic trading operations. Access to the cloud is particularly important for the financial industry in today's digital economy. IDC predicts that, in 2017, banking will be among the top three U.S. industries leading the pack in global spending on public cloud services as they look for greater scalability, higher performance, and faster access to new technologies.
With the addition of New York, Equinix now offers AWS Direct Connect service in Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, London, Munich, New York, Osaka, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw and Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia.