Posted On: Jul 11, 2019

AWS Direct Connect is now live at Equinix NY5, Secaucus, NJ. This location offers logical redundancy over a single virtual interface (VIF) on a Direct Connect connection. Logical redundancy can reduce downtime when a BGP peering session goes down due to a device failure or maintenance activity on the AWS side. With global access for AWS Direct Connect, you can reach AWS resources in any global AWS region using global public VIFs and Direct Connect gateway. 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 locations conforms to the standard resiliency model that includes two customer facing devices per location that allow customers to establish locally resilient and redundant physical 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.

Please see the AWS Direct Connect website for details on our locations, their associated home regions, the support of logical redundancy and pricing. All AWS Direct Connect locations give access to all global AWS Regions (except China) as shown in our region table. Customers can get 1Gbps or 10Gbps Dedicated Connections or work with an approved partner for Hosted Connections with capacities ranging from 50Mbps to 10Gbps. To get started with planning your connectivity to AWS, visit our Getting Started page. Sign in to your AWS Management Console to order AWS Direct Connect today!