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IBM Direct Link and Digital Realty

Seamlessly connect data centre and cloud-based workloads with IBM Cloud Direct Link and ensure secure and reliable data transfers at massive scale for real-time analysis.


IBM Cloud Direct Link supports data migration, continuity, recovery, and secure backup.


Experience predictable, reliable, low-latency, high-throughput connectivity required for hybrid architectures.

Global Flexibility

Access IBM Cloud around the globe with our orchestration and interconnection platform ServiceFabric™ and benefit from secure, private multicloud connectivity, bandwidth on demand and flexible billing based on your needs and desire to scale.

Cloud Adjacent Colocation

Strategically locate your private infrastructure in close proximity to IBM Cloud by deploying on PlatformDIGITAL® to optimise your hybrid cloud architecture.

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Digital Realty, the global meeting place for IBM Cloud customers and partners

Access IBM Cloud in 150+ locations across the Americas, APAC and EMEA with our global orchestration platform ServiceFabric™. Seamlessly interconnect and manage workflows, applications, multiple clouds, and ecosystems, all from a single interface. PlatformDIGITAL® offers an easy way for businesses to deploy private infrastructure adjacent to IBM Cloud.


Digital Realty offers IBM Cloud customers three options for connectivity:

checkboxDedicated: IBM Cloud has deployed IBM Direct Link within 5 data centers across PlatformDIGITAL®.
checkboxHosted Customers located in any of our 150+ global data centers where ServiceFabric™ is available can connect to any IBM Cloud region seamlessly and on-demand.
checkboxRemote: Customers anywhere can connect to IBM Cloud via a community of 1300+ local and global network service providers presiding in our data centers.
Download the IBM Cloud Direct Link solution brief