HONOLULU — DRFortress launched the first cloud direct connection from Hawaii into Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric® (ECX) on Platform Equinix®. This collaboration enables Hawaii businesses to extend their global reach with streamlined access to the world's largest cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Google Cloud, and other providers via a single port.
The DRFortress Cloud Connect is a high-speed, secure, direct connection from the DRFortress data center in Hawaii to the ECX location in Los Angeles. DRFortress plans to add additional direct cloud connections for customers in Hawaii to reach any of the 45-plus ECX locations across the globe, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo.
In addition to lower latency and improved network performance, Hawaii businesses can expect to see significant network connectivity cost savings with this direct-connect solution by utilizing one single Layer 2 network circuit for both high-speed connectivity from 1G to 10G service and a simple cross connection to any public cloud.
“DRFortress is proud to be the first provider in Hawaii to offer this cutting-edge cloud solution,” said Fred Rodi, president and founder of DRFortress. “Our Cloud Connect solution extends Hawaii businesses to the edge with a secure private line to public clouds. This direct connect access is ideal for customers in Hawaii contemplating a hybrid cloud infrastructure or a slow on-ramp into public cloud services without compromising IT infrastructure security, reliability, or latency for their critical applications.”
“As the world’s digital infrastructure company, we’re excited to collaborate with DRFortress to launch the first cloud direct connection from Hawaii to Platform Equinix,'' said Jon Lin, president, Americas Equinix. “Together, we’re powering the success of Hawaiian businesses by enabling them to privately access any public cloud provider to on-ramp their cloud applications and services.”