Posted On: Feb 14, 2023
Today, AWS announced the opening of a new AWS Direct Connect location within the Digital Realty data center in Ashburn, Virginia. By connecting your network to AWS at this location, you gain private, direct access to all public AWS Regions (except those in China), AWS GovCloud Regions, and AWS Local Zones.
The new location is the thirty-seventh in North America and offers dedicated 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and 100 Gbps connections, with optional MACsec encryption available at 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps speeds.
The Direct Connect service enables you to establish a private, physical network connection between AWS and your data center, office, or colocation environment. These private connections can provide a more consistent network experience than those made over the public internet. Using the Direct Connect SiteLink feature, you can send data between Direct Connect locations to create private network connections between the offices and data centers in your global network.