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This article was published on January 11, 2012


Amazon Web Services launches private connectivity network ‘Direct Connect’ for UK firms

Amazon Web Services launches private connectivity network ‘Direct Connect’ for UK firms
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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Web giant’s cloud computing service for businesses, has made AWS Direct Connect available in the UK and three other locations around the world.

AWS Direct Connect helps businesses establish a dedicated network connection from their premises or data center to AWS, with UK firms now able to link in directly to AWS EU West Region in Dublin via Telecity Sovereign House in London.

This service is designed to reduce network costs and increase bandwidth throughput compared to what’s typically available through a standard public Internet-based connection, and follows the launch of AWS Direct Connect in US East (Northern Virginia) in August last year and subsequent expansion to Silicon Valley in September.

AWS Direct Connect is now available in six locations around the world, the new locations being:

Businesses looking to use AWS Direct Connect need to complete a form. More details on this announcement can be found on the AWS news page.