Bharti Airtel Joins Amazon Web Services Direct Connect

It’s good to be “on network,” rather than “off network.”

Bharti Airtel has joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) and will deliver private network solutions for enterprise customers across the globe using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This will help Airtel’s enterprise customers across the globe establish a dedicated network connection between customers’ premises and Amazon’s data centers.

That in turn, will help  reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and experience a more consistent network connectivity experience.

AWS Direct Connect will allow Airtel enterprise customers to establish a dedicated network connection between their network and one of the AWS Direct Connect locations.

Using industry standard 802.1q VLANs – any dedicated connection can be partitioned into multiple virtual interfaces, allowing customers to use the same connection to access public resources such as objects stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using public IP address space, and private resources, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances running within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) using private IP space.

Airtel customers will benefit from AWS Direct Connect in a number of ways.

By transferring data to and from AWS directly, customers can reduce their bandwidth commitments, and save money. All data transferred over the dedicated connection is charged at the reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rate rather than Internet data transfer rates.

Bandwidth on demand will be easier, as AWS Direct Connect provides 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps connections, while customers can easily provision multiple connections.

Management also is easier, as customers use the AWS Management Console, providing a single view to efficiently manage all connections and virtual interfaces.
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