Equinix Hong Kong HK1: Amazon deploys Direct Connect Service at Equinix's HK1 Facility

May 06, 2019 | Posted by Eric Bell

Amazon has deployed its Direct Connect service to Equinix's HK1 facility.  HK1 is the second best connected building in Hong Kong, after iAdvantage's MEGA-i building. 


HONG KONG – May 6, 2019 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect cloud service in its Hong Kong International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. With the addition of Hong Kong, Equinix offers region-wide availability for AWS Direct Connect helping to propel hybrid cloud development and accelerate digital transformation in Asia-Pacific.

Cloud computing is top priority for companies in Hong Kong. According to the IT Trends Report 2018: The Intersection of Hype and Performance, 63% of Hong Kong IT professionals indicate that cloud/hybrid IT is the most important technology to their organization’s IT strategy.[1] By offering AWS Direct Connect to businesses in Hong Kong, Equinix and AWS are allowing enterprises to advance their hybrid cloud strategies by seamlessly and safely incorporating cloud services into their existing architectures.

Highlights/Key Facts
  • The Equinix Hong Kong campus consists of five data centers comprising more than 26,500 square meters (approximately 288,000 square feet) of colocation space, hosting more than 505 companies across multiple industries. Equinix customers, both in Hong Kong and throughout the world, can interconnect directly to other customers and partners in their digital supply chain, including dense ecosystems of more than 140 financial enterprises, over 80 global networks, as well as more than 125 IT and cloud service providers.
  • Equinix offers dedicated access to AWS Direct Connect to allow customers to establish a secure connection between their network and AWS. With this, Equinix customers can take advantage of:
  • Predictable performance and user experience with dedicated, low-latency, high bandwidth direct connections to AWS
  • Enhanced compliance by connecting privately to AWS and keeping data within region, without going over the public internet
  • Hybrid cloud enablement that allows enterprises to maintain private clouds and manage sensitive data within Equinix IBX data centers in proximity to AWS, while taking advantage of its flexibility, scalability and cost-savings benefits
  • Equinix deploys more AWS Direct Connect onramps than any other data center provider. Today, AWS Direct Connect is available to customers in Equinix IBX data centers across 27 strategic markets including Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, GovCloud, Helsinki, Los Angeles, London (London region and Dublin region), Madrid, Manchester, Miami, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw, and Washington, D.C.