Transferring large volumes of business critical data over the Internet can be a slow and painful process, especially if bandwidth is being shared across the organization. So you increase bandwidth, and volume of data increases with it. That means more bandwidth – a vicious cycle indeed, which was what Telx, a provider of data center solution, faced in Northern California.
The way out? Telx resolved the issue by offering its customers Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) Direct Connect services that reportedly help transfer business-critical data directly from the data center office into and from AWS, without having to go through the Internet service provider.
By being able to connect their client-owned and managed infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services via AWS Direct Connect, Telx claims that its clients can establish a private network connection, which would help reduce network cost, increase security and provide a more consistent network performance.
AWS Direct Connect thus paves the way for a wide range of new deployment scenarios for Telx's clients, said officials.
The advantages were many. Telx noted that its clients could migrate or replicate data to or from AWS into customer-managed storage solutions, efficiently transfer large volumes of data, integrate hybrid cloud strategies into a wide range of applications, and experience improved I/O and API response time.
“Rather than just a single solution, clients can leverage a range of public and private network transport and interconnection options to deploy optimal hybrid architectures, across a range of multilayer network services, utilizing a mix of colocation, private, hosted private and public cloud services," said Joe Weinman, senior vice president of cloud services and strategy at Telx.
Telx also provided its customers with extended availability to Telx Cloud Connection Centers in adjacent markets, and its diverse geographic footprint provides low latency access and broad reach to the vast majority of end-users.
"Telx continues to expand the portfolio of options available to its clients to build next-generation distributed infrastructures,” added Weinman.
Clients can thus benefit from the synergies inherent in Telx's carrier density and range of carrier services in landmark locations, together with a range of network options, now including AWS Direct Connect.
Global Capacity, a global telecommunications information and logistics company, decided to join hands with Telx to provide its One Marketplace Access Exchange's functionality of automated pricing, ordering and provisioning of access network solutions within the Telx Connect Marketplace.
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Edited by Braden Becker