Posted On: Dec 1, 2021

Today AWS announced the general release of AWS Direct Connect SiteLink. SiteLink makes it easy to create private network connections between your on-premises locations, such as offices and data centers, by connecting them to Direct Connect locations throughout the world.

The Direct Connect service helps you create private connections between your on-premises networks and your AWS resources by connecting your network directly to Direct Connect locations. Using the new SiteLink feature, you can now link your on-premises locations to Direct Connect and send data between them over the shortest path between Direct Connect locations. With over 100 Direct Connect locations around the world, you can create networks that span multiple continents. Once you’ve connected your on-premises locations to Direct Connect, you can enable (or disable) SiteLink for that location in minutes. Direct Connect SiteLink uses elastic, pay-as-you-go pricing with no long-term commitments. 

Direct Connect SiteLink is available in all commercial AWS Regions except China. Learn more by visiting the Direct Connect product overview page and API documentation. For a more in-depth technical overview, read our Introducing AWS Direct Connect SiteLink blog post.