Networking & Content Delivery

Category: AWS Direct Connect

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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Creating active passive BGP connections over AWS Direct Connect

Creating active/passive BGP connections over AWS Direct Connect

There are many ways to connect your data centers to Amazon Web Services. This blog post answers a few common questions that customers ask us when trying to build a communications path over AWS Direct Connect (DX). In particular, how to create active passive Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) connections with AWS over Direct Connect. To […]

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Building a global network using AWS Transit Gateway Inter-Region peering

Global companies have historically dedicated considerable financial and engineering resources to building wide-area-networks (WANs) so people in different geographies could stay connected and operate as a single entity. Those WANs are typically implemented using Carrier Ethernet (CE) services delivered by leading telecommunications providers, commonly referred to as MPLS services. In recent years, the IT “center […]

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Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Metrics for AWS Direct Connect virtual interfaces

AWS Direct Connect (DX) recently launched support for virtual interface (VIF) metrics in Amazon CloudWatch. With this new enhancement, CloudWatch can now track metrics at the DX VIF level and provide greater insight into utilization. You can set up alarms based on metrics and trigger actions to remediate problems. I’ve heard from many customers that […]

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Network Architecture that shows Direct Connect Gateway attached to private virtual interface, and associated to virtual private gateway in two region.

Setting up AWS Direct Connect gateway to route DX traffic to any AWS Region

Direct Connect Senior Product Managers Madhura Kale and Erik Klavon contributed to this post. AWS Direct Connect (DX) has been a popular method for businesses to connect to AWS services, giving users a secure and reliable connection to an AWS Region. There are more than 100 DX locations available globally across major cities. However, you […]

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