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. To help meet these requirements, Telx has added Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect to its Datacenter Connect offering, for private interconnection to an expanded roster of AWS facilities across the country.
Those capabilities can be combined with network services from the hundreds of carriers and cloud service providers interconnecting at Telx’s facilities, for security, distributed processing, redundant storage to support normal operations as well as business continuity and disaster recovery.
“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,” said Joe Weinman, senior vice president of cloud services and strategy for Telx. “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.”
The partnership will offer connectivity for direct storage as one use case. Private, high-throughput access to AWS facilitates periodic migration/replication of data to or from AWS into customer-managed storage solutions, for business continuity/disaster recovery and data retention. Also, 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.
Meanwhile, 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. High-throughput access to AWS also enables integration of custom hardware solutions into the AWS management system, with real-time streaming of data to and from AWS.