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Equinix and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are expanding their collaboration to provide enhanced cloud connectivity. The companies want to support hybrid workloads with new speeds, making it possible to connect to AWS services via AWS Direct Connect.

AWS Direct Connect is a service that allows companies to connect directly to data centers around the world. Equinix customers can connect to AWS services via the ECX Fabric.

According to Equinix, the requirement to deploy hybrid cloud architectures by connecting to cloud service providers such as AWS is becoming increasingly important for enterprises, writes Data Economy. The reason is that digital transformation increases the requirement for on-demand access to cloud-based services.

The two companies have now added new 1G, 2G, 5G and 10G capabilities to support hybrid workloads. With these new capabilities, customers can use ECX Fabric to connect to AWS services via AWS Direct Connect locations in the same region where their infrastructure is located.

Consistent user experience

According to Kaushik Joshi, Global Managing Director of Strategic Alliances at the company, this is important because companies with latency-sensitive applications and workloads need predictable performance to deliver a consistent, high-quality user experience.

By now offering Dedicated and Hosted Connections with new speeds between 1 and 10G on EC Fabric, Equinix, according to Joshi, improves its private cloud connectivity for enterprises to help them accelerate their hybrid cloud transformations.

AWS Direct Connect is available in 27 strategic markets via ECX Fabric. In Europe, for example, these are Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Paris and Stockholm.


Equinix has long been a provider of AWS Direct Connect. It supports both Dedicated Connections and Hosted Connections in its IBX data centres worldwide.

The company also has collaborations with other organisations, such as VMware. VMware and Equinix together offer private connections for VMware Cloud on AWS via AWS Direct Connect. This gives companies access to VMware Cloud on AWS via a private connection that runs outside the public Internet.

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