EdgeConneX enhances cloud connectivity offering through AWS Direct Connect


EdgeConneX, leading the global Hyperlocal to Hyperscale Data Centre Solutions, announces the deployment of AWS Direct Connect with both 10Gbps and 100Gbps capability at the Phoenix Edge Data Centre (PHX01). EdgeConneX already provides access to AWS Direct Connect at the Portland Edge Data Centre Campus (POR01 and POR02). This cutting-edge solution empowers customers to establish direct edge cloud on-ramps, fostering cost reduction, operational enhancements, and an unparallelled, seamless network experience for their data-intensive workloads.

The thriving technology and business ecosystem in the greater Phoenix area has positioned it as a beacon of excellence in the Southwest region, fuelled by local business incentives, tax exemptions, and ultra-low latency routes to major metropolitan centres. By embracing the unmatched flexibility of AWS Direct Connect within the remarkable EdgeConneX Phoenix data centre, enterprises can propel their digital transformation strategies and application evolution, seamlessly connecting their internal networks through direct, point-to-point connections. This unrivalled approach establishes a secure, private cloud connection, granting access to awe-inspiring 10Gbps and 100Gbps AWS Direct Connect ports.

Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing and Product Officer at EdgeConneX: “EdgeConneX customers are increasingly leveraging hybrid architecture solutions to address high bandwidth workloads, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). EdgeConneX is working with AWS to offer customers in Phoenix expanded workload transport options and improved scalability and reliability.”

Emad Benjamin, General Manager of AWS Direct Connect at AWS: “Emerging tech applications and cloud-based IT architectures require high availability and lower latency connectivity. With AWS Direct Connect in the EdgeConneX Phoenix data centre, customers can create virtual interfaces directly to AWS and access services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), allowing for increased security and consistent network experiences.”

Michael Reid, CEO for Megaport: “Our customers with mission-critical applications require secure, on-premises infrastructure to meet optimal application performance. By leveraging AWS Direct Connect at the EdgeConneX Phoenix data centre, our customers can benefit from low-latency connections to the cloud, essential to supporting the modern applications that power their businesses.”

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