Kordia brings AWS's Sydney datacentre a little closer

Summary:New Zealand networking company Kordia offers high speed, low latency, direct trans-Tasman access to AWS's regional datacentre.

State-owned networking provider Kordia has launched an alternative to the public internet for New Zealand customers keen to access AWS's Sydney datacentre.

Kordia CTO Aaron Olphert says bandwidth options available through the new service, AWS Direct Connect, range from 1Mbps to 1Gbps and these can be via a private peering or direct connected solution. 

Expected core network latency for this dedicated fibre connectivity is 25-30 milliseconds, Olphert says, almost as good as if the servers were in the customer's building.

Kordia already offers direct peering relationships with Google, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

Customers using AWS Direct Connect have an OnKor wide area network option to enable a virtual local area network connection into AWS. Direct Connect enables virtual servers and associated applications to appear inside the WAN security domain.

Kordia customers using the company's premium internet services automatically benefit from the low latency peering with AWS, Kordia says.

Olphert says this suits customers seeking to provision AWS virtual servers and applications which depend on consistent, optimal network performance, such as business-critical  ERP services.

Topics: Networking, Cloud, New Zealand

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Rob O'Neill is a writer for CBS Interactive based in Auckland, New Zealand covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet. He has previously worked for IDG, The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's The Age as well as various business titles, most recently editing the Business Sunday section of New Zealand's weekly national news... Full Bio

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