Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Now Available to Telx Clients Nationally
Telx, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and datacenter solutions, today announced the combined availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect with Telx's Datacenter Connect for Telx clients across the United States. Telx clients can now leverage private interconnection to an expanded roster of AWS facilities spanning coast to coast. Moreover, these capabilities can be combined with network services from the hundreds of carriers and cloud service providers interconnecting at Telx's industry-leading facilities to solve a broad range of complex challenges. Such solutions enable increased performance, security, availability, distributed processing, and redundant storage to support normal operations as well as business continuity and disaster recovery.
As recent extreme weather events have shown, clients must consider business continuity and disaster recovery as part of their overall business and IT strategies. Moreover, increasingly demanding customer expectations and accelerating usage of cloud services and hybrid architectures require a variety of network strategies to connect users, enterprise data centers, colocation facilities, and the cloud. Clients will benefit from the value of cost-effective, high performance, secure private access to the AWS network to support requirements for mission-critical systems in the event of a disaster. In addition, clients with international end-users can leverage Telx's gateway facilities, international network service providers, and Telx's AWS Direct Connect and Datacenter Connect to enable localized access to their global user base.
"Extending Telx's service offerings with AWS enables clients to design their applications to achieve faster end-user response times, greater security and availability, and better protection from potential regional failures. Today's enterprises face an array of complex application and architectural requirements. Telx's continued investments in state-of-the-art facilities and ever-increasing ability to provide a rich variety of interconnection solutions between facilities and to AWS continues to increase the value of the Telx ecosystem," said Joe Weinman, senior vice president of cloud services and strategy for Telx.
Connectivity via Amazon's Direct Connect provides a wide range of deployment scenarios for Telx's clients, now reaching a broader footprint, including:
- Connectivity for direct storage - private, high-throughput access to AWS facilitates periodic migration/replication of data to or from AWS into customer-managed storage solutions; this enables a wide spectrum of business continuity/disaster recovery policies and data retention strategies.
- Big Data - high-bandwidth connectivity provides customers with the ability to efficiently transfer large data volumes into and out of AWS, allowing for import/export of large-scale data sets for high performance "big data" computing applications.
- High-performance applications - high bandwidth combined with low-latency connectivity for improved I/O and API response times allows customers to use AWS as an extension of their data center LAN and integrate hybrid cloud strategies into a wide range of applications.
- Custom hybrid architectures - high-throughput access to AWS enables integration of custom hardware solutions into the AWS management system, with real-time streaming of data to and from AWS.
For more information about the Telx and AWS service, or to order connectivity to Amazon's Direct Connect, visit http://map.telx.com/amazon_web_services.html.
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high-demand North American markets. With 19 premier C3 Cloud Connection Centers by Telx(SM), Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry's highest performance networks and access to 1,000+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City, servicing 13 US markets with five facilities across the New York / New Jersey Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara), two Pacific Northwest facilities, Seattle and Portland, and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C.