Digital Realty, a leading global provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced it has launched Data Hub featuring AWS Outposts.  The Data Hub solution removes data gravity barriers for enterprises by enabling them to rapidly deploy critical Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure at centers of data exchange globally on PlatformDIGITAL®.

The Data Gravity Index™ projects accelerating growth across all regions globally as data stewardship drives global enterprises to expand their digital infrastructure capacity to aggregate, store and manage the majority of the world’s data, illustrating the importance of deploying hybrid IT infrastructure for local processing and storage requirements to improve performance while reducing cost.

Digital Realty, an AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partner, developed the pre-configured Data Hub solution based on typical customer deployment scenarios for AWS Outposts.  The Digital Realty Data Hub for AWS Outposts solution provides critical infrastructure that enables enterprises to integrate public and private data sources and achieve data compliance and control.

“We are excited about this collaboration because digital transformation is forcing enterprise IT to re-architect towards a decentralized infrastructure delivery model,” said Digital Realty Chief Technology Officer Chris Sharp.  “Deploying AWS Outposts on PlatformDIGITAL enables customers to place hybrid IT workloads at centers of data exchange globally to reduce latency and improve performance on a single platform.”

AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premise facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience.  AWS Outposts is ideal for workloads that require low latency access to on-premise systems, local data processing, or local data storage.  AWS Outposts are connected to the nearest AWS region to provide the same management and control plane services on premises for a truly consistent operational experience across on-premise and cloud environments.  AWS Outposts infrastructure and AWS services are managed, monitored, and updated by AWS just like in the cloud.

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About Digital Realty

Digital Realty supports the world’s leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions.  PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers a trusted foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture PDx™ solution methodology for scaling digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges.  Digital Realty’s global data center footprint gives customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with 280 facilities in 47 metros across 22 countries on six continents.  To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

PlatformDIGITAL enables low-latency access to both the nearest AWS region as well as a wide array of options to connect edge deployments or devices.  Customers can securely connect to their desired AWS region using both physical and virtual connectivity options.  In EMEA, Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, provides customers with physical access to 11 AWS Direct Connect locations, and globally, Digital Realty offers more than 40 AWS Direct Connect locations.  The solution is part of PlatformDIGITAL’s robust and expanding partner community that solves hybrid IT challenges for the enterprise.

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially, including statements related to Digital Realty’s collaboration with AWS, Data Hub, AWS Outposts, digital transformation, Data Gravity IndexTM and PlatformDIGITAL®.  For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by the company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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