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Press Release -- August 4th, 2011
Source: Frontier Communications
Tags: Exchange, Low Latency

Amazon Web Services Direct Connect Now Available in Equinix Data Centers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 4, 2011 – Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers.

New and existing Equinix customers can now connect their customer owned and managed infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services via AWS Direct Connect, establishing a private network connection that can reduce network costs, increase throughput, and provide more consistent network performance than Internet-based connections. AWS Direct Connect is currently available in Equinix IBX data centers in the Ashburn, VA campus, and will be available in additional facilities later this year.

“We’re very pleased to work with Amazon Web Services to provide customers in our facilities with an easy onramp to the cloud through AWS Direct Connect,” said Steve Smith, CEO of Equinix.  “AWS Direct Connect opens up a wide range of exciting new possibilities in hybrid cloud computing and will allow customers in Equinix facilities to leverage Amazon Web Services as if it was part of their own infrastructure.”

For Equinix customers, connectivity via AWS Direct Connect provides a wide range of new deployment scenarios, including:

  • High performance integration with core-internal applications – high bandwidth, low latency connectivity allows customers to treat AWS instances as part of the data center LAN and integrate cloud strategy into more applications
  • High volume data processing – high bandwidth connectivity allows customers to efficiently move much larger data volumes into and out of AWS, allowing for import/export of large-scale data sets for HPC applications
  • Direct storage connectivity – private, high throughput access to AWS allows for more regular migration/replication of data from AWS into customer-managed storage solutions, allowing for more homogenous business continuity/disaster recovery policies, and retention strategies
  • Custom hardware integration – high throughput access to AWS allows for integration of custom hardware solutions into the AWS workflow, with real-time streaming of data from/to AWS.

For more information about the Equinix and AWS service, or to order connectivity to AWS Direct Connect, go to

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 675 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.

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