Amazon Web Services Direct Connect service now available in Germany at Equinix data centres

With AWS Direct Connect, companies across Europe can connect their customer owned and managed infrastructure directly to AWS, establishing a private connection to the cloud that can reduce costs, increase performance and deliver more consistency. The Equinix Frankfurt location brings the total number of Equinix metros offering the service to eight, globally.

Overwhelming customer demand prompted AWS to bring this solution to market. By expanding AWS Direct Connect to continental Europe, and specifically Germany, Equinix and Amazon are enabling many enterprise CIOs to advance their hybrid cloud strategies by seamlessly and safely incorporating public cloud services into their existing architectures.

Donald Badoux, managing director, Equinix Germany, said, ‘German businesses need direct connections to cloud providers such as AWS to give them the speed, agility and security they need to compete in this market. The Equinix Cloud Exchange gives them the flexibility they require, and lets them future proof their cloud adoption strategies.’

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