Posted On: Jun 29, 2022

Today, AWS announced the opening of a new AWS Direct Connect location in Dublin, Ireland. AWS customers in Ireland and across Europe can now establish network connections from their premises to AWS in the Servecentric, Blanchardstown Corporate Park data center to gain high-performance, secure access to all public AWS Regions (except Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD). This is the third Direct Connect location in the Dublin metropolitan area.

With Direct Connect, you can transfer data privately and directly from your data center, office, or colocation environment into and out of AWS. These private connections can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than connections over the public internet. Using the Direct Connect SiteLink feature, you can send data between AWS Direct Connect locations to create private network connections between the offices and data centers in your global network.

Direct Connect is available at over 100 locations worldwide. When using Direct Connect, you can access services running in any AWS Region (except China), as shown in our Region table. Customers can choose from dedicated 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and 100 Gbps connections, or work with an AWS Direct Connect delivery partner for hosted connections with bandwidth from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps. Customers with dedicated connections have the option to use MACSec encryption to provide additional encryption to your data while it is in transit from your corporate data center to an AWS Direct Connect location.

To begin planning your connectivity to AWS, visit our Getting Started page. Or, sign in to the AWS Management Console to start the ordering process.