Digital Realt has announced that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery designation for AWS Direct Connect, recognizing that Digital Realty is authorized to provision the new AWS Direct Connect Hosted Connections capacities greater than 500 Mbps.  

Achieving the AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery designation differentiates Digital Realty as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialized demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in delivering AWS Direct Connect services. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS. 

"We are honored to be an AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partner, which reflects our track record and expertise in delivering AWS services to our global customer base," said Chris Sharp, chief technology officer, Digital Realty. "Our team is committed to continue empowering our customers with access to scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions, such as AWS and via our own Digital Realty Service Exchange, to address their business needs." 

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Service Delivery Program to help customers identify APN Partners with deep expertise in delivering specific AWS services.  

Digital Realty customers can connect to AWS privately via dedicated connections or the Digital Realty Service Exchange, which gives global enterprises access to powerful new hybrid cloud solutions and instant access to the full suite of AWS services. The Digital Realty Service Exchange provides a direct, private connection optimized for high performance and security with rapid scale and the ability to capitalize on processing, analytics, and data management at the digital edge. Customers see significant advantages, including predictable performance and a globally consistent user experience, often with substantial cost savings when compared to internet-based connections. Moving private workloads closer to partners, customers and cloud services via the Digital Realty Service Exchange provides improved control over critical IT resources. 

Digital Realty Service Exchange 
Digital Realty Service Exchange, powered by Megaport, provides enterprises private, secure, high-throughput, low-latency access over a single interface to cloud service providers and partners, allowing users to manage physical and virtual connections through a single portal, and giving them the visibility and reporting capabilities they need to address their connectivity requirements more rapidly and efficiently. Digital Realty owns and operates nearly 200 data centers encompassing approximately 23 million sq ft across more than 30 global metropolitan areas, enabling customers to expand from a single cabinet to a multi-megawatt facility as their needs grow, with no change in providers and no interruption in service.