Posted On: Nov 9, 2017
Today AWS Direct Connect has landed sites in five cities – Denver, Phoenix, Madrid, Helsinki and Chennai. In the US, CoreSite DE1, Denver and phoenixNAP, Phoenix bring the total AWS Direct Connect sites in the country to 28. With global access enabled for AWS Direct Connect, these sites can reach AWS resources in any global AWS Region. In the AWS Management Console, Denver will be found under its home region of US West (Oregon) and Phoenix will be found in US West (N.California). In Europe, ITConic Madrid 2, now an Equinix datacenter, marks the second AWS Direct Connect site in Madrid and Equinix HE6, Helsinki is the first AWS Direct Connect presence in Finland. Both these sites, Madrid and Helsinki, will be found under the EU Central (Frankfurt) AWS Region in the console. In Asia, India gets its first site outside Mumbai with STT GDC Chennai VSB in Chennai, which will be found in its home region of Asia Pacific (Mumbai).
Customers in these cities can now establish a dedicated network connection from their premise 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. Connections are always made to a particular Direct Connect location, and can run at either 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps, or work with a partner to connect at speeds less than 1G.