EdgeConneX: EdgeConneX announces deployment of AWS Direct Connect in Phoenix data center

Jul 19, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

EdgeConneX has announced the deployment of AWS Direct Connect with both 10Gbps and 100Gbps capability at the Phoenix Edge Data Center (PHX01). The company shared that this will enable customers to establish direct edge cloud on-ramps. This, it shared, can reportedly reduce costs, improve operations, and deliver improved and consistent network experience for their data-intensive workloads.

Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing and Product Officer at EdgeConneX outlined that EdgeConneX customers are "increasingly leveraging hybrid architecture solutions" to address high bandwidth workloads, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). 

 “EdgeConneX is working with AWS to offer customers in Phoenix expanded workload transport options and improved scalability and reliability," Marangella added.

Emad Benjamin, General Manager of AWS Direct Connect at AWS commented: "Emerging tech applications and cloud-based IT architectures require high availability and lower latency connectivity. With AWS Direct Connect in the EdgeConneX Phoenix data center, customers can create virtual interfaces directly to AWS and access services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), allowing for increased security and consistent network experiences."