07 February 2022

NEXTDC announces new AWS Direct Connect location for Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia – 08 February 2022. NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT), Australia’s leading data centre services provider, have announced the availability of AWS Direct Connect in the NEXTDC S2 Sydney data centre, further adding to a robust Sydney data centre offering.

AWS Direct Connect is a cloud service that links an organisation’s network directly to AWS to deliver consistent, secure, low-latency performance. Using AWS Direct Connect, data that would have previously been transported over the internet is delivered through a private network connection between an organisation’s facilities and AWS.

These private connections help to reduce networking costs, ensure smooth and reliable data transfers at massive scale for real-time analysis, and provide a more consistent network experience than connections over the public internet.

NEXTDC and AWS customers can now establish direct network connections from their premises to AWS in the NEXTDC S2 data centre to gain high-performance, secure access to all public AWS Regions*. S2 Sydney is the fourth NEXTDC data centre to be established as a hosting location for AWS Direct Connect, joining NEXTDC C1 (Canberra), NEXTDC M1 (Melbourne), and NEXTDC P1 (Perth).

Customers can choose 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and new high bandwidth dedicated 100 Gbps connections within the NEXTDC S2 data centre. Customers with dedicated connections can now also connect to AWS at NEXTDC S2 with IEEE 802.1AE MAC Security Standard (MACsec) encryption to provide additional layer 2 security between customer routers and the NEXTDC S2 AWS Direct Connect location.

NEXTDC Chief Commercial Officer, David Dzienciol said “From real-time data analysis, rapid data backup, or broadcast media processing, we’re seeing a demand for high-bandwidth, dedicated connectivity which helps industries such as media and entertainment, Government, financial services, research institutions, and other large organisations experiment at speed and scale”.

“NEXTDC is committed to providing the fastest and most reliable connections to the world’s leading cloud environments through services including AWS Direct Connect. We bring the cloud to our customers, and in doing so, we help them adopt new technology at pace and reduced costs, and with significantly improved performance.”

*Customers can access any AWS Region from the AWS Direct Connect locations listed here (except China).

Reach out to NEXTDC to find out more.