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Equinix Makes AWS Direct Connect Available in Osaka

Equinix Makes AWS Direct Connect Available in Osaka
August 17
12:17 2015

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. and OSAKA, Japan – Equinix, Inc., a global interconnection and data center company, today announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in Equinix’s Osaka International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center (OS1). With AWS Direct Connect, companies across Asia can connect their privately owned and managed infrastructure directly to AWS, establishing a private connection to the AWS Cloud that reduces costs, increases throughput, and delivers more consistent application performance. The Osaka offering is the second in Japan, with AWS Direct Connect also available in Equinix’s Tokyo (TY2) data center, and it brings the total number of Equinix metros offering the service to nine, globally, with four in Asia Pacific.

According to IDC’s Public IT Cloud Services 2014-2018 Forecast, it is estimated that the cloud sector in the Asia Pacific region will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.5%. With this continued growth, many companies are looking to deploy hybrid clouds, to reap the scalability and cost benefits of the cloud, while maintaining the security and control of on-premise infrastructure. By offering AWS Direct Connect across Asia Pacific, Equinix helps enterprise CIOs advance their hybrid cloud strategies by seamlessly and securely incorporating cloud services into their existing architectures.

Highlights / Key Facts

  • The Osaka offering enables enterprises in Western Japan to build hybrid cloud infrastructures, connecting AWS Cloud to existing on-premises environment with private connectivity, including the option of redundant access to the AWS Cloud within Japan.
  • Cloud computing continues to grow in the Asia Pacific region, with Japan leading in overall growth. According to a recent Cloud Readiness Index from the Asia Cloud Computing Association, Japan ranked highest in overall cloud readiness.
  • AWS Direct Connect availability in Osaka marks the fourth Equinix location in Asia Pacific to offer the services. By using AWS Direct Connect within Equinix’s Asia Pacific data centers, customers can have a consistent, dedicated network connection to the AWS Cloud for higher performance at a lower cost.
  • Equinix now offers AWS Direct Connect in nine locations; Frankfurt, London, Osaka, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia. Equinix customers in these metros experience lower network costs into and out of AWS and take advantage of reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rates.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 33 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

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