Lightower announced today that it now offers customers all-fiber connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) through Amazon’s Direct Connect locations in New York City, NY, and Ashburn, VA. Customers can connect directly to AWS via all-fiber networking from any of Lightower’s 7,500+ service locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and metro Chicago.
End-to-end fiber connectivity between a business site and the AWS cloud is a critical component to the overall performance and experience of the AWS services. Direct fiber connectivity between the business and an AWS Direct Connect location ensures maximum data throughout and optimal application performance.
“For any business implementing Amazon Web Services as a critical part of their overall business strategy, direct, high-performance fiber connectivity becomes critical,” explained Doug Dalissandro, Chief Revenue Officer, Lightower. “Lightower’s extensive fiber network throughout the east allows enterprises to easily connect to AWS New York City or Ashburn from their business location, data center, or anyone one of the 7,500+ service locations we offer, or we can even build to a new location for a customer.”
The Lightower network offers more than 20,000 route miles of fiber connecting more than 7,500 service locations, including 130 data centers, more than 115 carrier hotels and central offices, over 40 financial exchanges and 18 Lightower colocation centers. All these locations can be easily and quickly provisioned to AWS Direct Connect.
Read today’s full press release on the Lightower website.