Posted On: Feb 28, 2017
We are excited to announce support for 1G and 10G Link Aggregation Groups (LAG). Customers in AWS GovCloud (US), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (London), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions can start using LAG to link existing connections on the same AWS device, or request new connections. Customers who wish to purchase multiple ports, but treat them like a single managed connection can now use our LAG feature to do just this. In addition to ordering and managing bundles, customers can now see when their ports fall on the same router so customers can manage your network availability.
With the release of Link Aggregation Groups, customers can order a group of ports that will be configured and managed as a single connection. This means customers can have multiple ports with just a single BGP session. Traffic will load balance across these links, per flow, allowing the customer to easily manage their aggregate bandwidth. In addition to LAG bundles, customers can also see when their ports are on a redundant device or not. This now gives customers an additional level of visibility into their applications availability.
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
- Additional AWS Direct Connect locations are planned worldwide in 2017. For more details, including pricing, please refer to the AWS Direct Connect page and a list of frequently asked questions