Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Level 3 Offers AWS Direct Connect

Level 3 Communications announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect across its network.

As an AWS Partner Network (APN) Technology Partner. Level 3 Communications will offer private network connections to every AWS Direct Connect location.

Level 3 is providing new Ethernet and VPN hosted connections with direct access to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Simple Storage Service and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Enterprises can use the service to effectively establish and scale connectivity between remote office locations, data centers and AWS to create a cloud ecosystem with greater flexibility to address evolving IT requirements.

Level 3 said the partnership reinforces its recently announced portfolio of Cloud Connect Solutions, which offers extensive fiber-based routes with latency guarantees between enterprises and AWS to improve application performance. Level 3 also offers the flexibility of usage-based billing, allowing enterprises to take advantage of on-demand access to network bandwidth and services, while only paying for what is consumed. Additionally, Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions leverages its private network connections to AWS, along with the company's expansive view of the global cyber threat landscape to reduce network security risks for enterprises operating IT services in the cloud.

"To do business in the cloud, enterprises have to solve their migration, security and performance challenges," said Paul Savill, senior vice president product management for Level 3. "The combination of Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions and AWS Direct Connect make it easier and more cost effective to move, operate and secure enterprise applications in the cloud."