Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

AWS Direct Connect now enables AWS Partner Network Technology and Consulting Partners supporting AWS Direct Connect (AWS Direct Connect Partners) to support hosted connection capacities greater than 500 Mbps. Approved AWS Direct Connect Partners are able to provision 1, 2, 5 and 10 Gbps capacities.

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a private network connection from your premises to AWS. AWS Direct Connect Partners will help you establish the AWS Direct Connect service between an AWS Direct Connect location and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. Hosted connections enable AWS Direct Connect Partners to provision connectivity on demand over pre-provisioned network circuits.

Until today, hosted connections only supported capacities from 50 Mbps through 500 Mbps. 1, 2, 5 and 10 Gbps hosted connections will provide customers with higher capacities that were previously only available via dedicated connections. AWS will also be working with partners to enable the additional monitoring of the network link between AWS Direct Connect Partners and AWS for problem identification and resolution.

The new higher capacity hosted connections will be available through select AWS Direct Connect Partners once they are approved by AWS. A list of approved AWS Direct Connect Partners can be found on the AWS Direct Connect partner page.