AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.
AWS Direct Connect lets you establish a dedicated network connection between your network and one of the AWS Direct Connect locations. Using industry standard 802.1q VLANs, this dedicated connection can be partitioned into multiple virtual interfaces. This allows you to use the same connection to access public resources such as objects stored in Amazon S3 using public IP address space, and private resources such as Amazon EC2 instances running within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using private IP space, while maintaining network separation between the public and private environments. Virtual interfaces can be reconfigured at any time to meet your changing needs.
Reduces Your Bandwidth Costs If you have bandwidth-heavy workloads that you wish to run in AWS, AWS Direct Connect reduces your network costs into and out of AWS in two ways. First, by transferring data to and from AWS directly, you can reduce your bandwidth commitment to your Internet service provider. Second, all data transferred over your dedicated connection is charged at the reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rate rather than Internet data transfer rates.
Consistent Network Performance Network latency over the Internet can vary given that the Internet is constantly changing how data gets from point A to B. With AWS Direct Connect, you choose the data that utilizes the dedicated connection and how that data is routed which can provide a more consistent network experience over Internet-based connections.
Compatible with all AWS Services AWS Direct Connect is a network service, and works with all AWS services that are accessible over the Internet, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).
Private Connectivity to your Amazon VPC You can use AWS Direct Connect to establish a private virtual interface from your on-premise network directly to your Amazon VPC, providing you with a private, high bandwidth network connection between your network and your VPC. With multiple virtual interfaces, you can even establish private connectivity to multiple VPCs while maintaining network isolation.
Elastic AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to scale your connection to meet your needs. AWS Direct Connect provides 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps connections, and you can easily provision multiple connections if you need more capacity. You can also use AWS Direct Connect instead of establishing a VPN connection over the Internet to your Amazon VPC, avoiding the need to utilize VPN hardware that frequently can’t support data transfer rates above 4 Gbps.
Simple You can sign up for AWS Direct Connect service quickly and easily using the AWS Management Console. The console provides a single view to efficiently manage all your connections and virtual interfaces. You can also download customized router templates for your networking equipment after configuring one or more virtual interfaces.
Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee.
Pricing is per port-hour for all AWS Direct Connect locations. Read more about billable port-hours.
|Port Speed||Port-Hour Rate|
|Location||Data Transfer IN||Data Transfer OUT|
|CoreSite 32 Avenue of the Americas, NY to/from US East (Virginia) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.030 per GB|
|CoreSite One Wilshire & 900 North Alameda, LA to/from US West (Northern California) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.030 per GB|
|Equinix DC1 - DC6 & DC10 - DC11 to/from US East (Northern Virginia) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.020 per GB|
|Equinix SV1 and SV5 to/from US West (Northern California) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.020 per GB|
|Equinix SE2 and SE3 to/from US West (Oregon) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.020 per GB|
|Equinix, SG2 to/from Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.045 per GB|
|Equinix, SY3 to/from Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.045 per GB|
|Equinix, TY2 to/from Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.045 per GB|
|Eircom, Clonshaugh to/from EU West(Ireland Region)||$0.00 per GB||$0.020 per GB|
|TelecityGroup, London Docklands’ to/from EU West(Ireland) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.030 per GB|
|Terremark NAP do Brasil, Sao Paulo to/from South America (Sao Paulo) Region||$0.00 per GB||$0.110 per GB|
* Data Transfer over AWS Direct Connect will be billed in the same month in which the usage occurred. Standard Internet Data Transfer usage incurred by using other AWS services will be charged the following month. For example, if you transfer 500 GB over AWS Direct Connect and 1500 GB over the Internet in June, you will be charged for 500 GB of Data Transfer at AWS Direct Connect rates on your June billing statement and 1500 GB of Data Transfer at Standard Internet Data Transfer rates on your July billing statement.
There are several use cases for which AWS Direct Connect is desirable, including:
Working with Large Data Sets: Transferring large data sets over the Internet can be time consuming and expensive. If you are like most businesses, you have procured just enough bandwidth to meet your web and email needs, and share that Internet connection across the entire enterprise. When you use the cloud, you can find that transferring large data sets can be slow because your business critical network traffic is contending for bandwidth with your other Internet usage. To decrease the amount of time required to transfer your data, you could increase the bandwidth to your Internet service provider, which frequently requires a costly contract renewal and a minimum commitment. With AWS Direct Connect, you can transfer your business critical data directly from your datacenter, office, or colocation environment into and from AWS bypassing your Internet service provider and removing network congestion. Further, AWS Direct Connect’s simple pay as-you-go pricing, and no minimum commitment means you pay only for the network ports you use and the data you transfer over the connection, which can greatly reduce your networking costs.
Real-time Data Feeds: Applications that use real-time data feeds can also benefit from using AWS Direct Connect. For example, applications such as voice and video perform best when network latency remains constant. Network latency over the Internet can vary given that the Internet is constantly changing how data gets from point A to B. With AWS Direct Connect, you control how your data is routed, which can provide a more consistent network experience over Internet-based connections.
Hybrid Environments: AWS Direct Connect can help you build hybrid environments that satisfy regulatory requirements requiring the use of private connectivity. Hybrid environments allow you to combine the elasticity and economic benefits of AWS with the ability to utilize other infrastructure that you already own.
AWS Direct Connect is available at eight locations around the world. The table below shows connectivity options to different AWS Regions.
|AWS Direct Connect Location||AWS Region|
|CoreSite 32 Avenue of the Americas, NY||US East (Virginia)|
|CoreSite One Wilshire & 900 North Alameda, LA||US West (Northern California)|
|Equinix DC1 - DC6 & DC10 - DC11||US East (Virginia)|
|Equinix SV1 & SV5||US West (Northern California)|
|Equinix SE2 & SE3||US West (Oregon)|
|Equinix SG2||Asia Pacific (Singapore)|
|Equinix SY3||Asia Pacific (Sydney)|
|Equinix TY2||Asia Pacific (Tokyo)|
|Eircom, Clonshaugh||EU West (Ireland)|
|TelecityGroup, London Docklands'||EU West (Ireland)|
|Terremark NAP do Brasil||South America (Sao Paulo)|
If you don’t have preexisting infrastructure at one of our AWS Direct Connect locations, don’t worry. AWS has a growing list of APN Technology and Consulting Partners (formerly called AWS Direct Connect Solution Providers) who can assist you in using the AWS Direct Connect service. These APN Partners can help you establish network circuits between an AWS Direct Connect location and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, or assist you in constructing a hybrid environment.
To use AWS Direct Connect, you simply:
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