Posted On: Jan 10, 2012

We are excited to announce four new AWS Direct Connect locations at CoreSite One Wilshire in Los Angeles, TelecityGroup Docklands in London, Equinix in Singapore, and Equinix in Tokyo. These locations serve the US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions.

AWS Direct Connect offers several benefits for customers:

  • It lowers bandwidth costs out of AWS, which is valuable for applications that have bulk data transfer requirements
  • It offers more consistent network performance over Internet-based connections for applications that require real-time data feeds
  • It provides an alternative means to connect to the AWS cloud for customers who may have security or compliance policies that prevent VPN connectivity to the cloud

To get started with AWS Direct Connect, click here to complete a sign-up form indicating your connection requirements (primarily the number of connections you require and connection bandwidth). AWS will contact you, usually within one business day.

Additional AWS Direct Connect locations are planned worldwide in 2012. For more details, including pricing, please refer to the AWS Direct Connect page and a list of frequently asked questions.