Posted On: Aug 8, 2022

AWS Direct Connect now supports connections to AWS Transit Gateway at speeds of 500 megabits per second (Mbps) and lower, providing more cost-effective choices for Transit Gateway users when higher speed connections are not required. With this change, customers using Direct Connect at connection speeds of 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 Mbps can now can connect to their Transit Gateway.

With Direct Connect, you can transfer data privately from your data center, office, or colocation environment into and out of AWS. Connections through Direct Connect bypass the public internet to help decrease network congestion and unpredictability. You can make these connections at over 115 Direct Connect locations (points-of-presence) worldwide. Transit Gateway connects your Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) to a central Regional hub. Transit Gateway simplifies your network and helps put an end to complex peering relationships, making the process of adding new Amazon VPCs easier. With this change, customers using both services have more options and can find the right connection speed for their needs.

Connection options at 500 Mbps and lower are available in all Direct Connect locations where hosted connections are available. For more information about Direct Connect support for Transit Gateway, please read the AWS Direct Connect virtual interfaces entry in our users guide.