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EdgeConneX is deploying Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect 100Gps capability at the Portland Edge Data Center campus to support the growth of high-bandwidth workloads and large data volumes in the region.

EdgeConneX Upgrades AWS Capacity in Portland

Emerging technologies continue to transform data transport requirements and increase performance demands across the Edge and the cloud. With more data-heavy applications on the rise, such as augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR), machine learning (ML), blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), low latency access and powerful speeds are essential to provide high-quality service and seamless experiences for customers.

In Oregon, EdgeConneX is deploying Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect 100Gps capability at the Portland Edge Data Center campus to support the growth of high-bandwidth workloads and large data volumes in the region. With AWS Direct Connect, companies can connect their IT infrastructure directly to AWS in EdgeConneX The Portland Edge Data Center to establish a private connection to the cloud. Expanding connection capability from 1Gbps and 10Gbps to 100Gbps improves performance and efficiency of data-heavy workloads while reducing costs and increasing security for providers and customers.

“AWS Direct Connect 100Gbps on-ramps within the EdgeConneX Portland facility significantly expands opportunities for enterprises to scale their businesses and advance digital transformation initiatives in a more meaningful way,” comments Aron Smith, VP Interconnection Product Management at EdgeConneX. “As one of only two APN members providing 100Gbps connectivity to AWS Direct Connect in the Oregon region, we understand the urgency to support this growing need and address the issues around data gravity and emerging application performance. Without it, digital transformation, application evolution, and enterprise advancement simply doesn’t happen at the most optimal level. We’re excited by the opportunities it affords our data center customers and the enterprises they serve.”

Read the full announcement here.

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