Posted On: Feb 6, 2018

AWS Direct Connect provides private, high bandwidth connectivity between customers’ network and AWS Cloud. The traffic sent over AWS Direct Connect connection stays within AWS private network instead of traversing the public internet.

Today, we are pleased to announce Finer traffic control using Local Preference communities for AWS Direct Connect. 

To enable customers to control traffic flows into their network, AWS Direct Connect will support new custom community tags to indicate priorities for private traffic over AWS Direct Connect private virtual interfaces. 

This feature is available in all public AWS Regions including AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, and AWS GovCloud (US). See this link to learn more about this feature.