NEXTDC announces new AWS Direct Connect in S2 data centre

NEXTDC has confirmed that a new AWS Direct Connect cloud service location is available in its S2 data centre in Sydney, Australia

NEXTDC, Australia’s leading data centre services provider, have announced the availability of AWS Direct Connect in the NEXTDC S2 Sydney data centre.

The private connections aim to reduce networking costs, ensure smooth and reliable data transfers at massive scale for real-time analysis, and provide a more consistent network experience than connections over the public internet.

David Dzienciol, NEXTDC’s Chief Commercial Officer, said “From real-time data analysis, rapid data backup, or broadcast media processing, we’re seeing a demand for high-bandwidth, dedicated connectivity which helps industries such as media and entertainment, government, financial services, research institutions, and other large organisations experiment at speed and scale”.

“NEXTDC is committed to providing the fastest and most reliable connections to the world’s leading cloud environments through services including AWS Direct Connect. We bring the cloud to our customers, and in doing so, we help them adopt new technology at pace and reduced costs, and with significantly improved performance.”

What is AWS Direct Connect and what features does it offer for AWS and NEXTDC’s customers?

AWS Direct Connect is a cloud service that links an organisation’s network directly to AWS to deliver consistent, secure, low-latency performance. Using AWS Direct Connect, data that would have previously been transported over the internet is delivered through a private network connection between an organisation’s facilities and AWS.

The company says that the cloud service will enable NEXTDC and AWS customers to establish direct network connections from their premises to AWS in the NEXTDC S2 data centre to gain high-performance, secure access to all public AWS Regions*. S2 Sydney is the fourth NEXTDC data centre to be established as a hosting location for AWS Direct Connect, joining NEXTDC C1 (Canberra), NEXTDC M1 (Melbourne), and NEXTDC P1 (Perth).

Customers can choose 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and new high bandwidth dedicated 100 Gbps connections within the NEXTDC S2 data centre. Customers with dedicated connections can now also connect to AWS at NEXTDC S2 with IEEE 802.1AE MAC Security Standard (MACsec) encryption to provide additional layer 2 security between customer routers and the NEXTDC S2 AWS Direct Connect location.

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