Posted On: Oct 15, 2018

AWS Direct Connect today launched its second location in the United Arab Emirates in Fujairah at the Etisalat Smart Hub Data Center. Fujairah closely follows the first AWS Direct Connect location in Dubai that launched in August 2018. With two AWS Direct Connect locations, customers can now obtain highly resilient location redundant connectivity to AWS within the Middle East. With global access for AWS Direct Connect, you can reach AWS resources in any global AWS region from any of the above locations using global public VIFs and Direct Connect Gateway. This location can be found under its home region of EU (Ireland). When connecting to any AWS region, your data will not hairpin via the home region if it is not in the shortest path to your desired AWS region.

As with any AWS Direct Connect location, this location conforms to the standard resiliency model that includes two customer facing devices per location that allow customers to establish locally resilient connectivity and redundant connectivity to the Amazon backbone network. Please take a look at our resiliency recommendations when planning your connectivity. 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 1Gbps.

Please see the AWS Direct Connect webpage for details on our locations and pricing. This location gives access to all global AWS Regions as shown in our region table. Instructions on how to set up AWS Direct Connect are available in our AWS Direct Connect Users Guide. Sign in to your AWS Management Console to order AWS Direct Connect today!