Networking & Content Delivery

Category: AWS Direct Connect

Introducing AWS Direct Connect SiteLink

SiteLink, a new feature of AWS Direct Connect (DX), makes it easy to send data from one Direct Connect location to another, bypassing AWS Regions. If you recall, Direct Connect is a cloud service that links your network to AWS, bypassing the internet to deliver more consistent, lower-latency performance. Prior to SiteLink, it was not […]

Secure hybrid access to Amazon S3 using AWS PrivateLink

AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3 enables on-premises applications to privately and securely access Amazon S3 over AWS Direct Connect private virtual interface or AWS Site to Site VPN. The Interface VPC Endpoints for Amazon S3 allow security administrators to control which users can access which data in S3 from on premises and cross-Region using their […]

Introduction to Network Transformation on AWS – Part 2

Introduction This blog post is a continuation of Introduction to Network Transformation on AWS – Part 1. To recap, as your organization begins to embrace cloud, you extend your network to AWS using a hybrid connectivity architecture. When we work with customers, we see that their network traffic patterns have been changing as more applications […]

Integrate SD-WAN devices with AWS Transit Gateway and AWS Direct Connect

Many AWS customers like to use their existing Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) devices when connecting their on-premises networks to an AWS Transit Gateway. When doing this, a large number of prefixes must be advertised to and from AWS Transit Gateway. In this post, we show how to use the Transit Gateway Connect feature […]

Introduction to Network Transformation on AWS – Part 1

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 of your applications move to the cloud. This means that you can start transforming your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]