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Amazon Chooses Level 3 for Direct Connect Service

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Level 3 made the announcement today that it will be a solution provider for Direct Connect, a new service from Amazon Web Services (AWS). With Direct Connect, enterprise customers can use a dedicated network circuit to create a connection to an AWS region. That connection gives enterprises a dedicated link from AWS to their data center, colocation facility, or main office.  

The benefits of having a Direct Connect line include better bandwidth, a more consistent network experience, and lower network costs.

In the partnership, AWS provides the cloud-based web service platform, while Level 3's fiber optic network provides a scalable connection.

Level 3 notes that as enterprises expand their use of cloud services, they're looking for guarantees that their connections are reliable and secure.

"Enterprise adoption of Amazon Web Services is growing in both scale and complexity. With this increasing sophistication, many customers want network connectivity options that match their application-specific requirements for performance and security," says Andrew Crouch, president of sales for Level 3. "AWS Direct Connect customers can leverage Level 3's network to meet the demands of high-end cloud adopters with extensive network reach, bandwidth scale, and established connectivity to AWS Direct Connect sites."

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