Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced AWS users can now establish dedicated private network connections to AWS via a new Hong Kong-based AWS Direct Connect location.

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your existing co-location provider or premises to AWS. This in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Please click here to the following URL for more information about AWS Direct Connect https://aws.amazon.com/directconnect/details/

AWS Direct Connect lets you establish a dedicated network connection between your network and one of our AWS Direct Connect locations. Using industry standard 802.1q VLANs, this dedicated connection can be partitioned into multiple virtual interfaces. This allows you to use the same connection to access public resources such as objects stored in Amazon S3 using public IP address space, and private resources such as Amazon EC2 instances running within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using private IP space, while maintaining network separation between the public and private environments. Virtual interfaces can be reconfigured at any time to meet your changing needs. Please refer to the follow URL for more information about Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) https://aws.amazon.com/vpc/

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  • Hybrid Cloud Architecture: Direct Connect can help you build hybrid environments that satisfy regulatory requirements requiring the use of private connectivity. Hybrid environments allow you to combine the elasticity and economic benefits of AWS with the ability to utilize other infrastructure that you already own. Please refer to the following URL for more information about Hybrid Cloud Architecture https://aws.amazon.com/enterprise/hybrid/
  • Backup and Data Archive: Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage solutions are designed to deliver secured, scalable, and durable storage for businesses looking to achieve efficiency and scalability within their backup and recovery environments, without the need for an on-premises infrastructure. You can choose Amazon Glacier for affordable, non-time sensitive cloud storage, or Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for faster storage, depending on your needs. In order to decrease the amount of time required to transfer your large data set to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Glacier, you can use AWS Direct Connect to transfer your business critical data directly from your datacenter, office, or colocation environment into and from AWS bypassing your Internet service provider and removing network congestion. Further, AWS Direct Connect’s simple pay as-you-go pricing, and no minimum commitment means you pay only for the network ports you use and the data you transfer over the connection, which can greatly reduce your networking costs. Please refer to the following URL for more information about Backup and Data Archive
    https://aws.amazon.com/backup-recovery/
    https://aws.amazon.com/archive/
  • Disaster Recovery: Businesses are using the AWS cloud to enable faster disaster recovery of their critical IT systems without incurring the infrastructure expense of a second physical site. The AWS cloud supports many popular disaster recovery (DR) architectures from “pilot light” environments that are ready to scale up at a moment’s notice to “hot standby” environments that enable rapid failover. With AWS Direct Connect you can now securely connect to our data centers in 13 regions around the world, AWS provides a set of cloud-based disaster recovery services that enable rapid recovery of your IT infrastructure and data. Please refer to the following URL for more information about Disaster Recovery https://aws.amazon.com/disaster-recovery/
  • Real-time Data Feeds: Applications that use real-time data feeds can also benefit from using AWS Direct Connect. For example, applications such as voice and video perform best when network latency remains constant. Network latency over the Internet can vary given that the Internet is constantly changing how data gets from point A to B. With AWS Direct Connect, you control how your data is routed, which can provide a more consistent network experience over Internet-based connections. Please refer to the following URL for more information about Real-time Data Feeds

If you have any question(s) about how AWS Direct Connect works or how to integrate with your on premise data center with AWS via Direct Connect, our technical professionals are happy to assist. Please fill in the form on this page or send a brief introduction about your use case to hkenquiry@amazon.com, and we will get back to you shortly