IBM Direct Link

Your private connection to unparalleled network performance

Enabling the foundation for hybrid cloud

Choosing to collocate at Digital Realty’s supported data center campuses puts you right next door to IBM Cloud platforms, enabling the fastest simplest and most secure connection with IBM Direct Link Dedicated Hosting.

IBM Direct Link Dedicated Hosting solution, offered jointly by IBM Cloud and Digital Realty, establishes redundant, high-speed private connections to customer-owned network equipment, storage and compute infrastructure.

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Move data to and from your on premise data center across 1Gbps or 10Gbps private network connections.


Protect your sensitive, business-critical data by controlling every hop of its network path.


Experience world-class support for data center deployments backed by Digital Realty data center expertise.

Partnership at a Glance

Digital Realty provides IBM Cloud the ideal combination of power, space and pricing needed to expand the IBM global data center footprint. Together, we’re able to deliver one of the best possible on-demand cloud data centers, hosting services and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings.

Create More than 55x Faster Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Maximum Security, Availability and Elasticity

Learn how to create More Than 55x Faster Hybrid Cloud Solutions with maximum security, availability and elasticity using IBM Cloud and NetAPP Storage within a Digital Realty data center.

Digital Realty Direct Link Colocation Availability

Direct Link Colo with Digital Realty is currently available in five markets: 

  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Ashburn, VA
  • London, England
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • More locations to be added in the future...  

Contact us to learn more about all IBM Direct Link Dedicated Hosting.

Through its new Services Exchange platform, Digital Realty offers IBM Cloud customers a way to virtualize cross connects as quickly and easily as the IBM Cloud platform creates virtual infrastructure. Delivered through MegaPort, Services Exchange enables businesses of all sizes to future-proof their private and hybrid cloud deployments with fast, secure, pay-as-you-go access to partners, customers and service providers throughout North America.