NEXTDC M1 Melbourne provides AWS Direct Connect

Monday, 07 November, 2016

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The NEXTDC M1 Melbourne data centre now hosts a location for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect, providing low-latency, secure access directly to the AWS cloud.

Melbourne-based customers can access AWS Direct Connect through a cross-connect service at M1, while customers in other locations can leverage inter-capital services and secure elastic connections via the AXONVX network.

“The fact that AWS chose M1 data centre to host a Direct Connect point-of-presence is a testament to the world-class quality of the facility and the strength of our customer and partner ecosystem,” said NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie.

By connecting directly to AWS at M1, NEXTDC customers can benefit from full integration between their cloud services and internal applications, and build a seamless hybrid cloud deployment, where applications and workloads can be moved as needed between private, public and on-premise platforms.

M1 Melbourne is the third AWS Direct Connect point of presence in Australia and the first outside Sydney, delivering important georedundancy for service durability.

AWS Direct Connect provides an alternative to using the public internet to access AWS cloud services by establishing private, low-latency network connections to increase the performance, reliability and security of their AWS applications and workloads.

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