AWS has opened a new Direct Connect location in Hawaii.

Amazon’s cloud platform has added the service to its Aloha NAP data center in state capital Honolulu.

It comes as data center operator Cologix announced a new AWS Direct Connect on-ramp at its Vancouver data center in Canada.

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Hawaii now has an AWS Direct Connect site – Thinkstock / volgariver

AWS gets direct in Hawaii

The service enables users to establish a private, physical network connection between AWS and their data center, office, or colocation environment. It offers direct access to all public AWS Regions, except those in China, as well AWS GovCloud Regions, and AWS Local Zones

“These private connections can provide a more consistent network experience than those made over the public Internet,” AWS claims.

The new Direct Connect location in Hawaii offers dedicated 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps connections with MACsec encryption available.

It is the 42nd Direct Connect location in the US. In total, 140 Direct Connections are available worldwide.

Cologix launches new AWS onramp

Meanwhile, Cologix - which runs hyperscale Edge data centers - has announced the availability of a new AWS Direct Connect onramp at its VAN3 data center in Vancouver, Canada. It is the second such on-ramp at Cologix data centers in Vancouver.

"This expansion further solidifies our commitment to supporting the growth trends of digital migration to the cloud, 5G networks, and high-density compute needs of AI and ML applications and data, offering secure and high-performance connections to AWS services,” said Sean Maskell, president and general manager of Cologix Canada.

Cologix has a Canadian portfolio of 22 data centers totaling more than 1.05 million sq ft and 94MW. Last year it purchased two data centers in Montreal and Vancouver from bankrupt colo provider Cyxtera.