24 September 2019

NEXTDC to offer customers highest bandwidth services on Amazon Web Services Direct Connect

We have announced that we have been named an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery Partner for AWS Direct Connect in Australia. This enables us to offer our customers the highest bandwidth AWS Direct Connect services, supporting dynamic provisioning of services up to 10Gbps nationwide.

As one of only a few AWS Direct Connect High Capacity Service Delivery Partners globally, NEXTDC can now offer customers hosted connection speeds, up to 10Gbps across Australia. With organisations given the option of single 10 Gbps connections or to link multiple connections for even higher bandwidth requirements.

In order to achieve the high capacity Service Delivery Partner status, AWS Partner Network (APN) partners are required to demonstrate highly specialised technical proficiency and proven customer success in delivering AWS Direct Connect services. Achieving this status emphasises NEXTDC’s comprehensive knowledge of connectivity solutions and expertise in orchestrating cloud and connectivity solutions seamlessly with AWS.

"Achieving AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partner status is an exciting opportunity for NEXTDC and our customers. This achievement directly reflects the hard work we have invested in building our AXON customer connectivity platform, and the team’s dedication to deliver superior AWS connectivity services to our partners and customers," said David Dzienciol, Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology at NEXTDC. "Our vision is to empower our customers and help them harness the full power of the digital age. Every one of us at NEXTDC are committed to delivering our customers high-performance, scalable connectivity solutions to their cloud services, designed to support their business needs, and help them optimise their growth potential."

AWS Direct Connect provides a high speed, highly secure alternative to connecting to AWS cloud services than achieved via the Internet. AWS Direct Connect assists organisations to run mission critical workloads in AWS cloud, helps them to increase bandwidth throughput, reduce network costs, and significantly improve the customer connectivity experience by providing flexibility and choice in optimising connectivity to their AWS cloud services.

NEXTDC’s customer connectivity platform, AXON is an advanced high-speed connectivity platform that supports the seamless integration and deployment of cloud and connectivity services that enable organisations to build scalable and resilient environments. Delivering high-performance virtual connections, AXON enables seamless access to the leading public cloud platforms, supports network and geographically redundant designs and offers on-demand inter-capital connectivity services. NEXTDC’s data centres are hubs for connectivity to the globes major cloud platforms such as AWS, with a rich partner network of more than 550 partners including Australia’s major carrier networks and ICT service providers enabling customers to source and consume services all within the data centre.

Mr Dzienciol continued, “We are delighted with this announcement. We share the same value in our passion for innovation, using technology to advance business and empowering our customers to capitalise on the enormous opportunity the digital era promises. We are building the platform for the digital economy and we will continue to provide our customers with the flexibility to connect freely to the services critical to their business, and the power to partner strategically to build unique solutions and deliver them rapidly to delight their customers”.