AAPT provides direct pipe to Amazon Web Services

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AAPT provides direct pipe to Amazon Web Services

Telco finds 'pent-up demand'.

AAPT is offering its customers dedicated, private network connectivity to Amazon Web Services infrastructure in Sydney under a new partnership with the cloud giant.

AAPT's so-called 'AWS Connect' service extends Amazon's Direct Connect product to AAPT customer infrastructure.

AWS opened its doors in Sydney's Equinix SYD3 and Global Switch data centres last week. Bulletproof Networks and Equinix also resell direct AWS links.

AAPT chief executive David Yuile said the carrier had been fielding regular queries about the new service.

“We’ve yet to sign anyone,” he said, “but there’s a lot of pent-up demand, particularly in light of AWS opening locally.”

The preferred technology partner status means AAPT is able to offer a dedicated high speed pipe from the customer premises to Amazon.

“It’s a dedicated pipe with a logical connection to AWS and the tail on the customer site,” said Yuile.

Yuille said AAPT had been working with Amazon in the lead up to the local launch. “We met with them prior to the launch, and we’re regularly communicating with them about potential customers,” he said.

“Connecting customers’ on-premise environment to AWS Cloud via the AWS Direct Connect service will provide a faster throughout and a more consistent network experience to make big data an economic reality for Australian companies,” he added. 

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