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AWS selected as Delta ’ s preferred cloud provider

AWS ’ s global infrastructure , proven operating expertise , and wide range of services to drive innovation in delivering superior customer service , as well as enhancing efficiency and reliability across its global network .”
Delta is building on AWS ’ s broad portfolio of cloud technologies and solutions to meet unique industry and regulatory requirements , as well as the company ’ s continuous drive for efficiency and reliability .

Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) an Amazon company , is part of the latest acceleration in Delta Air Lines ’ digital business transformation with the announcement of a multi-year agreement to serve as the airline ’ s preferred cloud provider .

AWS will help Delta unlock technologies and streamline processes that will make the customer experience faster , smoother , and more secure-from the booking process to the flight experience .
“ Continuous innovation is at the core of Delta ’ s commitment to its customers ,” said Matt Garman , Senior Vice President of Sales , Marketing and Global Services at Amazon Web Services . “ Delta is using
With AWS , Delta is providing a secure infrastructure for timely data-driven insights . In addition , Delta is providing its employees with the opportunity to take part in training with the AWS Designated Virtual Trainer ( DVT ) program to increase cloud adoption and develop new client-facing and internal capabilities .
Delta plans to scale the program across its global hubs to ensure employees around the world have access to in-person and online cloud skills training .

Bandwidth IG brings robust dark fiber connectivity to Greater Portland

Bandwidth Infrastructure Group ( Bandwidth

IG ), one of the fastest growing pure-play metro dark fiber providers in the US , has announced its dark fiber connectivity solutions are now available in Greater Portland , Oregon .
Already available throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Atlanta , Bandwidth IG ’ s high-quality fiber is now offered in a third market and delivers best-inclass network performance to data centers , hyperscalers and enterprises in the rapidly developing Portland area .
Hillsboro is one of the fastest growing US data center markets on the West Coast . The area ’ s affordable real estate , renewable power sources , proximity to trans-Pacific subsea cables and local tax incentives have led to an emerging data center hub . Recent reports indicate the Portland market has nearly 100MW of commissioned power with land to add more .
Other sources state nearly 200 MW of additional capacity have been pre-leased at several major data center projects currently in development .
All of this activity is increasing demand for data center connectivity throughout Hillsboro and Greater Portland and will require more dark fiber services to empower the area ’ s growing IT networks .
Dan Dias , Economic and Community Development Director for the City of
Portland , Oregon
Hillsboro , said : “ We ’ re pleased to develop relationships with companies like Bandwidth
IG who can advance our economic development goals with strong dark fiber networks to our business community .” p
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