With AWS Direct Connect, you can connect to all your AWS resources in an AWS Region, 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 out of the AWS Region over the AWS Direct Connect connection, which can greatly reduce your networking costs

There are several use cases for which AWS Direct Connect is desirable, including:

Working with Large Data Sets: Transferring large data sets over the Internet can be time consuming and expensive. If you are like most businesses, you have procured just enough bandwidth to meet your web and email needs, and share that Internet connection across the entire enterprise. When you use the cloud, you can find that transferring large data sets can be slow because your business critical network traffic is contending for bandwidth with your other Internet usage. To decrease the amount of time required to transfer your data, you could increase the bandwidth to your Internet service provider, which frequently requires a costly contract renewal and a minimum commitment. With AWS Direct Connect, you can 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.

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.

Hybrid Environments: AWS 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.

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AWS Direct Connect is available at locations around the world. The table below shows the AWS Direct Connect Geographic Regions, and their associated AWS Regions.

AWS Direct Connect Geographic Region Name AWS Direct Connect Geographic Region Abbrevition AWS Regions
North America - 1 NA1 US East (Ohio), US East (Virginia), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), AWS GovCloud (US)
North America - 2 NA2

Canada (Central)

Europe - 1 EU1

EU Central (Frankfurt), EU West (Ireland), EU West (London), EU West (Paris)

Asia Pacific - 1 AS1

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

Asia Pacific - 2 AS2 Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Asia Pacific - 3 AS3 Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
Asia Pacific - 4 AS4 China (Beijing), China (Ningxia)
South America - 1 SA1 South America (Sao Paulo)
Oceania - 1 OC1 Asia Pacific (Sydney)

AWS Direct Connect is available at locations around the world. In some campus settings, AWS Direct Connect is accessible via a standard cross-connect from other data centers operated by the same provider on the same campus. Below is a list of all AWS Direct Connect locations and campus data centers where AWS Direct Connect is accessible from via a standard cross-connect. For high availability, AWS recommends customers use more than one location.

Customers that do not have equipment at an AWS Direct Connect location can access AWS Direct Connect with the assistance of a member of the AWS Partner Network. AWS has a growing list of APN Technology and Consulting Partners who can assist you in accessing the AWS Direct Connect service. These APN Partners can help you establish network circuits between an AWS Direct Connect location and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, or assist you in constructing a hybrid environment.

AWS Direct Connect Location Campus Location also accessible from Associated AWS Region AWS Direct Connect Geographical Region
GPX, Mumbai, India   Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Asia Pacific - 3
NetMagic DC2, Bangalore, India   Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Asia Pacific - 3
Sify Rabale, Mumbai, India   Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Asia Pacific - 3
STT GDC India Pvt. Ltd. VSB, Chennai, India   Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Asia Pacific - 3
KINX, Seoul, South Korea   Asia Pacific (Seoul) Asia Pacific - 2
LG U+ Pyeong-Chon Mega Center, Seoul, South Korea   Asia Pacific (Seoul) Asia Pacific - 2
Equinix SG2, Singapore   Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific - 2
Global Switch, Singapore   Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific - 2
GPX, Mumbai, India   Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific - 2
iAdvantage Mega-i, Hong Kong   Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific - 2
Menara AIMS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific - 2
Equinix SY3, Sydney, Australia Equinix SY1 - SY4, Sydney Asia Pacific (Sydney) Oceania - 1
Global Switch SY6, Sydney, Australia   Asia Pacific (Sydney) Oceania - 1
NEXTDC C1, Canberra, Australia   Asia Pacific (Sydney) Oceania - 1
NEXTDC M1, Melbourne, Australia   Asia Pacific (Sydney) Oceania - 1
NEXTDC P1, Perth, Australia   Asia Pacific (Sydney) Oceania - 1
AT Tokyo Chuo Data Center, Tokyo, Japan   Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific - 1
Chief Telecom LY, Taipei, Taiwan   Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific - 1
Equinix OS1, Osaka, Japan   Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific - 1
Equinix TY2, Tokyo, Japan Equinix TY2, TY6 - TY8, Tokyo
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific - 1
Equinix SV5, San Jose, CA

Equinix SV1, SV5 & SV10, San Jose

AWS GovCloud (US) North America - 1
Allied 250 Front St W, Toronto, Canada   Canada (Central) North America - 2
Cologix MTL3, Montréal, Canada   Canada (Central) North America - 2
Cologix VAN2, Vancouver, Canada   Canada (Central) North America - 2
eStruxture, Montréal, Canada   Canada (Central) North America - 2
CIDS Jiachuang IDC, Beijing, China   China (Beijing) Asia Pacific - 4
Sinnet Jiuxianqiao IDC, Beijing, China   China (Beijing) Asia Pacific - 4
Industrial Park IDC, Ningxia, China   China (Ningxia) Asia Pacific - 4
Shapotou IDC, Ningxia, China   China (Ningxia) Asia Pacific - 4
CE Colo, Prague, Czech Republic   EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Equinix AM3, Amsterdam, Netherlands   EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Equinix FR5, Frankfurt, Germany Equinix FR4 & FR5, Frankfurt EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Equinix HE6, Helsinki, Finland   EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Equinix MU1, Munich, Germany Equinix MU1 & MU3, Munich EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Equinix WA1, Warsaw, Poland   EU Central (Frankfurt)
Europe - 1
Interxion FRA6, Frankfurt, Germany Interxion, Frankfurt EU Central (Frankfurt)
Europe - 1
Interxion MAD2, Madrid, Spain Interxion, Madrid EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Interxion STO1, Stockholm, Sweden Interxion, Stockholm EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Interxion VIE2, Vienna, Austria Interxion, Vienna EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Interxion ZUR1, Zurich, Switzerland Interxion, Zurich EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
IPB, Berlin, Germany   EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Equinix ITConic MD2, Madrid, Spain   EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Telehouse Voltaire, Paris, France   EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe - 1
Digital Realty (UK) Docklands, London, England   EU West (Ireland) Europe - 1
Eircom Clonshaugh, Dublin, Ireland   EU West (Ireland) Europe - 1
Equinix LD5, Slough, England Equinix LD4 - LD6, Slough EU West (Ireland) Europe - 1
Interxion DUB2, Dublin, Ireland Interxion, Dublin EU West (Ireland) Europe - 1
Interxion MRS1, Marseille, France Interxion, Marseille EU West (Ireland) Europe - 1
Teraco CT1, Cape Town, South Africa   EU West (Ireland) Europe - 1
Teraco JB1, Johannesburg, South Africa   EU West (Ireland) Europe - 1
Digital Realty (UK) Docklands, London, England   EU West (London) Europe - 1
Equinix LD5, Slough, England Equinix LD4 - LD6, Slough EU West (London)
Europe - 1
Equinix MA3, Manchester, England   EU West (London) Europe - 1
Telehouse West, London, England Telehouse London Docklands, London EU West (London) Europe - 1
Equinix PA3, Paris, France   EU West (Paris) Europe - 1
Telehouse Voltaire, Paris, France
  EU West (Paris) Europe - 1
Equinix RJ2, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil   South America (Sao Paulo) South America - 1
Equinix SP4, Sao Paulo, Brasil   South America (Sao Paulo) South America - 1
Tivit, Sao Paulo, Brasil   South America (Sao Paulo) South America - 1
Cologix COL2, Columbus, OH   US East (Ohio) North America - 1
Cologix MIN3, Minneapolis, MN   US East (Ohio) North America - 1
CyrusOne West III, Houston, TX CyrusOne West I - III, Houston US East (Ohio) North America - 1
Equinix CH2, Chicago, IL Equinix CH1 - CH2 & CH4, Chicago US East (Ohio) North America - 1
QTS, Chicago, IL   US East (Ohio) North America - 1

165 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ

  US East (Virginia) North America - 1
CoreSite NY1, New York, NY
CoreSite NY1 & NY2, New York US East (Virginia) North America - 1
CoreSite VA1, Reston, VA CoreSite VA1 & VA2, Reston US East (Virginia) North America - 1
Digital Realty ATL1, Atlanta, GA Digital Realty ATL1 & ATL2, Atlanta US East (Virginia) North America - 1
Equinix DA2, Dallas, TX Equinix DA1 - DA3 & DA6, Dallas US East (Virginia) North America - 1
Equinix DC2/DC11, Ashburn, VA* Equinix DC1 - DC6 & DC10 - DC12, Ashburn US East (Virginia) North America - 1
Equinix MI1, Miami, FL   US East (Virginia) North America - 1
Lightower, Philadelphia, PA   US East (Virginia)
North America - 1
Markley, One Summer Street, Boston, MA   US East (Virginia) North America - 1
CoreSite LA1, Los Angeles, CA CoreSite LA1 & LA2, Los Angeles US West (Northern California) North America - 1
CoreSite SV4, Santa Clara, CA CoreSite SV3 - SV7, Santa Clara US West (Northern California) North America - 1
Equinix LA3, El Segundo, CA Equinix LA1 - LA4, El Segundo US West (Northern California) North America - 1
Equinix SV5, San Jose, CA Equinix SV1, SV5 & SV10, San Jose US West (Northern California) North America - 1
PhoenixNAP, Phoenix, AZ   US West (Northern California) North America - 1
CoreSite DE1, Denver, CO   US West (Oregon)
North America - 1
EdgeConneX, Portland, OR
  US West (Oregon)
North America - 1
Equinix SE2, Seattle, WA Equinix SE2 & SE3, Seattle US West (Oregon) North America - 1
Pittock Block, Portland, OR   US West (Oregon) North America - 1
Switch SUPERNAP 8, Las Vegas, NV
  US West (Oregon) North America - 1
TierPoint, Seattle, WA   US West (Oregon) North America - 1
 
Telehouse Voltaire, Paris, France EU West (Paris)
 
Telehouse Voltaire, Paris, France EU West (Paris)

*Equinix DC2 and DC11 form one AWS Direct Connect location. When you order a connection from the Equinix DC2/DC11 location, the Letter of Authorization provided by AWS will specify Meet Me Room details for either DC2 or DC11 based on capacity available at that time.
 

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