AWS & cloud connectivity: It’s still Day 1

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Recently at an Amazon shareholders meeting, Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO reiterated his famous line about it being “Day One” for the company, but this time with a new twist. “I believe that the alarm clock hasn’t even gone off yet,” he said. “We’re still asleep in our beds, far from having even pressed the snooze button.”.

AWS CEO Andy Jassy, also expanded on this point, citing geographic expansion of Amazon Web Services data centres as one key area for growth. The company currently offers 12 AWS regions around the world, with five more planned for this year. “I think you should expect to see a lot more geographic expansion from us in the coming years. I think virtually every Tier 1 country will have an AWS region.”

So AWS along with every other major cloud provider is expanding its cloud footprint into local markets. It is also responding to customers by looking for more reliable, resilient connections to its services, highlighted by the recent US Federal Government announcement. Combine this with the On Demand portfolio of services Colt will continue to roll-out this year and it really does seem like a Day 1 scenario for cloud and cloud connectivity.

But, we already have some history in the area  – and we are busy building out even more amazing functionality. Our AWS Direct Connect service makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection to AWS. You can set up private connectivity from your datacenter, office, or colocation environment to the cloud; reducing your network costs, increasing bandwidth throughput, and providing a better customer  experience. And that’s before we start talking about what scale up/scale down; on demand networking access brings to cloud services.

 

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