Posted On: Feb 7, 2023

Today, AWS announced the opening of a new AWS Direct Connect location in Kolkata, India. By connecting your network to AWS at the new Kolkata location, you gain private, direct access to all public AWS Regions (except those in China), AWS GovCloud Regions, and AWS Local Zones.

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. The new Direct Connect location in Kolkata is the seventh in India and offers dedicated 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps connections, with MACsec encryption available for 10 Gbps.

Using this new Direct Connect location to reach resources running in the Kolkata AWS Local Zone is an ideal solution for applications that require single-digit millisecond latency or local data processing.

For more information on the over 115 Direct Connect locations worldwide, visit the locations section of the Direct Connect product detail pages. Or, visit our getting started page to learn more about how to purchase and deploy Direct Connect.