Thursday, March 17, 2016

Comcast Business Offers Direct Ethernet to AWS at Up to 10G

Comcast Business is now offering AWS Direct Connect Ethernet service at up to 10 Gbps.

Comcast Business is now a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN).  Comcast said it has the reach to connect more than 1 million Ethernet-enabled buildings in the Comcast network to AWS services like Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Solution (Amazon S3) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

The integration with AWS Direct Connect marks another addition to the data center and cloud program Comcast Business unveiled in 2014 that is designed to provide customers with more efficient access to cloud solutions. Comcast noted that it has one of the largest and most diverse networks in the country, with connections to more than 400 data centers and cloud exchanges.

“Connecting to a leading provider of cloud services is an advanced IT asset for our enterprise customers, and as CIOs and IT leaders look to expand their use of AWS, our integration with AWS Direct Connect will give them a new Ethernet network option to connect dispersed office locations and data centers,” said Denice Hasty, senior vice president of Marketing and Product Management for Comcast Business. “A key part of our cloud and data center initiative is to give businesses direct access to cloud providers for increased options and flexibility as they customize their hybrid network strategies.”

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