Posted On: May 3, 2023

Today, AWS announced the opening of a new AWS Direct Connect location within the EdgeConnex PHX01 data center in Phoenix, Arizona. By connecting your network to AWS at the new 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 second in Phoenix, the 35th Direct Connect location in the United States, and offers dedicated 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps connections, with optional MACsec encryption available.

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.

For more information on the over 120 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.