DuPont Fabros Technology and tw telecom Announce Express Direct Connectivity to Amazon Web Services from Five DFT Data Centers
DFT Customers to Benefit From Combined Simple, Scalable Network Solutions Providing Direct Access to the Amazon Web Services Cloud Ecosystem
tw telecom's eLynk(sm) Express seamlessly integrates data center, cloud and networking infrastructure.
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted data centers, and tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced a relationship to provide DFT customers simple, direct connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) from five key DFT data centers located in Ashburn, Va., Reston, Va., and Elk Grove Village, Ill.
AWS enables businesses to run important operations in the Cloud instantly with unlimited scalability, including enterprise applications, big data projects, social games and mobile applications. By utilizing tw telecom's eLynk Express for AWS, customers achieve secure, predictable network performance to the cloud and their AWS applications. eLynk Express for AWS delivers a reliable, secure, dedicated and direct Ethernet connection to and through the data center to the AWS cloud, creating a better, faster, and easier experience for DFT customers.
"As our customers begin to move applications from their private networks to the cloud; security, reliability and control are critical factors in their decision making," said DuPont Fabros Technology Director of Carrier Relations Vinay Nagpal. "tw telecom's eLynk Express for AWS is a unique service that provides our customers located in DFT's ACC4, ACC5, ACC6, VA3 and CH1 data centers with an easy to use and scalable solution that ensures a reliable and secure connection to the AWS ecosystem."
"We are excited to work with DuPont Fabros Technology to provide their customers with eLynk Express for AWS and more efficient access to the AWS Cloud," said tw telecom President of Carrier and Data Center Eco-System Tom Marx. "As enterprise users continue to accelerate their adoption of cloud services, our integration of the AWS network, together with our unique Intelligent Network capabilities, deliver the resilient, secure and predictable network connections they need. The result is that tw telecom seamlessly manages the connection for the customer so they can focus on improving their business performance."
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.5 million gross square feet and 218 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.
About tw telecom
tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.
SOURCE DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.