AWS Direct Connect comes to Minneapolis with Cologix

Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and data center company, has announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service in its MIN3 data center, the company said.

Customers in the upper Midwest planning to build hybrid cloud deployments with AWS can now leverage AWS Direct Connect services in Minneapolis. With AWS Direct Connect, customers can connect to AWS via a private connection to improve performance and reduce costs.

The Minneapolis deployment of AWS Direct Connect with Cologix, provides customers high-speed, private access to the AWS US East (Ohio) Region. With a single physical connection, customers can use the new Direct Connect Gateway feature to establish connectivity to their Amazon VPCs spread across multiple AWS Regions. This location is ideal for both AWS end customers and AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners to connect given the density of interconnection options and enterprise grade infrastructure. As one of the data centers and largest interconnection providers in Minneapolis, Cologix provides connectivity to 100+ unique networks and direct access to the Minnesota Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE).

Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable data center and interconnection solutions from 25 prime interconnection locations across 9 strategic North American edge markets. Over 1,600 network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business-critical infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners.