Pacnethas announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect, giving customers the opportunity to leverage its network and data center infrastructure to establish dedicated private network connections to build and manage hybrid cloud computing deployments.

The AWS Direct Connect service with Pacnet will allow customers the ability to dynamically manage application workloads across the AWS cloud and their private IT environments.  Customers hosted at Pacnet’s Tier III data center facilitiesin Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo, as well as through any network Point-of-Presence (PoPs) across the Asia-Pacific region utilizing Global Ethernet International Private Leased Line (EIPL)and MPLS-based Global IP VPNservice will be able to get high-performance, secure, and cost-efficient access to AWS.

“Our support for AWS Direct Connect, together with the commercial launch of Pacnet Enabled Network, provides enterprises with ability to match their network usage to their compute and storage, creating  even greater value in a hybrid IT cloud computing environment,” said Jim Fagan, President of Managed Services at Pacnet.  “Our industry-leading network and data center assets work with AWS Direct Connect, providing customers a seamless virtual Asia Pacific data center architecture platform.”

 AWS Direct Connect with Pacnet at a glance: key customer benefits

  • Higher performance: Dedicated private networks provide high-speed access to the AWS cloud with AWS Direct Connect, resulting in a more consistent network experience and improved performance
  • Lower cost: Delivers lower overall network cost as customers can save on public Internet connectivity
  • Hybrid IT environment:With AWS Direct Connect and the Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), customers can seamlessly and dynamically map their network usage to high bandwidth-intensive workloads and applications hosted in Pacnet’s data centers connected to AWS cloud.

Customers can rapidly deploy high-performance private networks to AWS Direct Connect from metro, national and international locations, with scalable bandwidth options from 50 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and can access multiple resources on AWS Direct Connect via multiple virtual connections (VLANs) over a single Ethernet service and provision connectivity on a dedicated port and a per VLAN basis.