In the absence of a secure, reliable and scalable connectivity solution, tw telecom (News - Alert) customers have had to rely on the open Internet for mission-critical business. However, the company’s partnership with the interconnection and data center company Equinix (News - Alert) will soon change all that.
tw telecom will be positioned to offer business Ethernet solutions to its SE3 tenants in Seattle and direct connectivity to Amazon Web services cloud via the Equinix cloud exchange.
"We are excited to have tw telecom connect to SE3 and look forward to supporting their present and future data center needs," said Jim Poole, vice president, global service providers, Equinix.
Seattle is considered a strategic market for customers as its implemented robust networking and cloud solutions to facilitate business growth, and the new SE3 facility offers much needed capacity for tw telecom customers.
Equinix Cloud Exchange is an interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds, across multiple networks, to multiple resources, across the globe. It also brings cloud consumers and providers together on Equinix platform, enabling them to fully realize the many benefits of cloud computing.
Hence, Equinix can provide on-demand and direct access to multiple types of clouds – hybrid, public and private – as well as connections to multiple destinations from the SE3 data center location.
With evolving business needs, security, capacity and access to the cloud are critical priorities for enterprises. Using the Equinix Cloud Exchange, tw telecom can now provide seamless and direct access to multiple cloud services and providers such as Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS), which enables businesses to run enterprise applications, big data projects and mobile applications.
Customers using tw telecom's eLynk Express for AWS will thus benefit from a reliable, secure and rapidly scalable connection to the AWS cloud, and using the company’s eLynk product suite, customers can connect between any two of the company's on-net data centers.
Thus the partnership with Equinix in Seattle will help tw telecom solve capacity challenges, offer customers efficient access to the cloud and provide speed to the market and increase its ROI.