Posted On: Sep 8, 2011

We’re excited to announce that AWS Direct Connect is now available in the US West (Northern California) Region. Starting today, customers can connect to AWS resources in all Availability Zones in the Northern California Region through the AWS Direct Connect location in the Equinix Silicon Valley colocation facilities.

AWS Direct Connect offers several benefits for customers:

  • It lowers AWS bandwidth costs, which is valuable for applications that have bulk data transfer requirements
  • It offers more consistent network performance 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 for Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and Singapore in the next several months. For more details, including pricing, please refer to the AWS Direct Connect page and a list of frequently asked questions.