Equinix, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect  service in its São Paulo International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. With AWS Direct Connect, companies can connect their customer-owned and managed infrastructure directly to AWS, establishing a private connection to the cloud that can reduce costs, increase performance, and deliver a more consistent network experience.

Cloud computing is growing at a rapid pace across Latin America. According to a recent IDC report*, the adoption of cloud services in Latin America will grow at double-digit rates for the next four years, reaching an estimated growth of 25.8% by 2019, worth a total of US$6.5 billion.  By continuing the growth of AWS Direct Connect in Latin America, and specifically Brazil, Equinix and AWS are enabling enterprise CIOs to advance their cloud strategies by seamlessly and safely incorporating public cloud services into their existing architectures.

"We are excited to add the 15th AWS Direct Connect site to our global footprint of data centers offering this critical cloud interconnection. As the cloud market grows at such an impressive pace in Latin America, we feel it is imperative to offer our global customers the ability to fully realize the benefits of the cloud. With access to AWS Direct Connect service now available in Brazil, we are empowering our customer base in that key region to achieve improved performance of cloud-based applications," said Kaushik Joshi, global managing director, Strategic Alliances, Equinix.

Equinix's São Paulo campus consists of four data centers comprised of 13,000 square meters (145,000 sq ft) of colocation space. They are home to more than 1,000 companies, comprising a dense concentration of financial services firms, cloud service providers, digital content providers and social media platforms. Equinix customers in São Paulo also have complete access to exclusive Equinix Brazil Managed Services portfolio.

Equinix São Paulo data centers are some of Brazil's leading carrier-neutral data center providers. São Paulo customers can choose from a broad range of network service providers while interconnecting directly to customers and partners in their digital supply chains. By adding AWS Direct Connect to these facilities, Equinix is providing customers with an ideal location for them to host cloud services and help address any data privacy or data sovereignty issues.

With the addition of São Paulo, Equinix now offers the AWS Direct Connect service in Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, London, Munich, Osaka, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia. Equinix customers in these metros will be able to lower network costs on AWS and take advantage of reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rates.


Source:  IDC, "Latin America Cloud Trends Report" - Doc # LA41816916, October 2016