Networking & Content Delivery

Category: AWS Direct Connect

Introduction to Network Transformation on AWS – Part 1

This is a part one of a two-part blog series. Part two is coming soon! Introduction Your organization may have a sprawling network built with variety of topologies. As your organization begins to embrace cloud, you extend your network to AWS using a hybrid connectivity architecture. Over time, traffic patterns change as more and more […]

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Understanding AWS Direct Connect multi-account pricing

Introduction Many AWS customers use multiple AWS Accounts to make it easier to manage permissions and allocate costs to different groups or departments. When multiple accounts share one AWS Direct Connect interface, customers need to understand how Port-hour and outgoing Data Transfer costs are allocated. These accounts may be independent, or part of the same AWS […]

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Adding MACsec security to AWS Direct Connect connections

AWS Direct Connect now supports MACsec security (IEEE 802.1AE), giving you a new option for securing your data from when it leaves your network until it arrives at AWS. With this release, Direct Connect delivers native, near line-rate, and point-to-point encryption for 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps links. Available at select locations for dedicated connections […]

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Explore the AWS Direct Connect Resiliency Toolkit

AWS Direct Connect is a networking service that provides an alternative to connecting to AWS over the internet. When you use AWS Direct Connect, your network traffic bypasses the internet entirely and is instead delivered through a private network connection to AWS. In many circumstances, this can reduce costs, increase bandwidth, and provide more consistent […]

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Upgrading AWS Direct Connect to 100 Gbps in 5 steps

Native 100 Gbps connections are now available at select AWS Direct Connect Locations worldwide. If you are using a 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps Direct Connect Dedicated Connection today, moving up to 100 Gbps can be done in five steps. This post walks through those steps and what to consider while planning your migration. These […]

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Influencing Traffic over Hybrid Networks using Longest Prefix Match

Influencing Traffic over Hybrid Networks using Longest Prefix Match

Introduction Many organizations use hybrid networks to connect on-premises data centers to the cloud. These networks often use both AWS Direct Connect and private WAN MPLS links to connect data centers to cloud resources and to each other. With multiple connections, organizations need to be able to control the path that network traffic will follow […]

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Introducing AWS Outposts private connectivity

Today, we are excited to announce the availability of AWS Outposts private connectivity. Up until today, the service link endpoints in the region for each AWS Outposts deployment were in the public AWS realm of a customer’s chosen region and could be connected to by either the public internet or an AWS Direct Connect (DX) […]

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Simplify SD-WAN connectivity with AWS Transit Gateway Connect

SD-WANs, or Software Defined Wide Area Networks, have long been used to connect data centers and branch offices over the public internet. Today, those networks must also extend to the cloud. However, traditional SD-WAN infrastructure is not always well suited for this task—significantly increasing complexity and operational burden. At the same time, many AWS customers […]

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Hybrid Networking using VPC Endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) and Amazon CloudWatch for Financial Services

Amazon CloudWatch offers a centralized service to collect monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events. This provides a unified view of AWS resources, applications, and services that run on AWS and on-premises servers. When you have Amazon CloudWatch agents running on-premises, the default behavior is to export the collected metrics […]

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Testing AWS Direct Connect Resiliency with Resiliency Toolkit – Failover Testing

When deploying workloads in AWS, having highly resilient and fault-tolerant hybrid network connectivity is key to a well-architected system. Frequently testing this resiliency with simulated failure scenarios is important to ensure business continuity. The new Resiliency Toolkit – Failover Testing feature enables you to easily test the resiliency of your Direct Connect connections. In this […]

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