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EdgeConneX deploys 100Gbps AWS Direct Connect Offering in Portland

EdgeConneX , a pioneer in global Hyperlocal to Hyperscale Data

Center Solutions , has announced the deployment of Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) Direct Connect 100Gbps capability at the company ’ s Portland Edge Data Center campus .
is essential to helping customers build data-heavy applications with increased flexibility , scalability and reliability . We ’ re excited to see the value it brings to our mutual customers .”
An AWS Partner Network ( APN ) member since 2016 , the EdgeConneX 100Gbps AWS Direct Connect service expands connection options from 1Gbps and 10Gbps to now include 100Gbps , enabling high availability and lower latency access to the largest , most data-intensive applications , such as Augmented Reality ( AR ), Virtual Reality ( VR ), Machine Learning ( ML ), Blockchain and the Internet of Things ( IoT ).
Access to 100Gbps ports to AWS Direct Connect in the Portland Edge Data Center improves performance , cost and security , while simultaneously enabling the most data-heavy workloads and functions to be implemented and managed most efficiently .
“ As emerging data-heavy applications and technologies transition from the lab to the marketplace , access to those applications via traditional lower bandwidth port speeds simply isn ’ t good enough ,” said Anton Radlein , General Manager , AWS Direct Connect , AWS . “ Deploying AWS Direct Connect at 100Gbps at the EdgeConneX facility in Portland

EY and RSA alliance will help organizations accelerate risk transformations with Archer

EY has announced a strengthened alliance with RSA that is focused on risk management and cybersecurity . The alliance can help enterprises to accelerate their operational and IT risk transformation through the combined capabilities of Ernst & Young LLP ( EY US ) – a leader in risk management and cybersecurity consulting – and Archer , an RSA business and leader in integrated risk management solutions .

As businesses continue to digitize their systems and processes , developing cohesive and robust Governance , Risk and Compliance ( GRC ) processes and solutions has become essential . EY US and Archer are working together to help organizations build their risk management and cybersecurity strategies . The alliance can help EY US and RSA clients develop and deploy scalable operational risk and cybersecurity transformation programs by deploying Archer ’ s suite of GRC and integrated risk management offerings , combined in leading large risk and compliance transformations .
Marsha Reppy , EY Global and EY Americas Governance Risk Compliance Technology Leader , said : “ Today ’ s complex digital landscape requires cohesive and comprehensive risk management and cybersecurity strategies supported by the right technologies . Leading consulting capabilities provided by EY teams can help enterprises harness the power of the Archer platform to gain business insights and simplify compliance and operational risk management programs .”
Bill Diaz , CEO , Archer , said : “ Organizations are looking to better understand their operational risks as they accelerate their business transformation journeys and together , Archer and EY US can help organizations fulfill this need .”
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