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 associatee 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)
South America - 1 SA1 South America (Sao Paulo)
Oceania - 1 OC1 Asia Pacific (Sydney)

AWS Direct Connect is available at locations around the world. All these locations allows customers to access associated Local Regions as well as remote AWS Regions in other AWS Direct Connect Geographical regions.  

AWS Direct Connect Location AWS Local Region Belongs to AWS Direct Connect Geographical Region
GPX, Mumbai, 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 SY1 - SY4, Sydney, Australia 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, JPN Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific – 1
Equinix OS1, Osaka, Japan Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific – 1
Equinix TY2, TY6 - TY8, Tokyo, Japan Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific – 1
Equinix SV1 & SV5, San Jose, CA AWS GovCloud (US) North America - 1
Allied 250 Front St W, Toronto, Canada Canada (Central) North America - 2
Cologix MTL3, Montreal, Canada Canada (Central) North America - 2
Cologix VAN2, Vancouver, Canada Canada (Central) North America - 2
Netelligent Montreal, 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
CE Colo, Prague, Czech Republic EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe – 1
Equinix AM3, Amsterdam, Netherlands EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe – 1
Equinix FR4 & FR5, Frankfurt, Germany EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe – 1
Equinix HE6, Helsinki, Finland EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe – 1
Equinix MU1 & MU3, Munich, Germany EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe – 1
Equinix WA1, Warsaw, Poland EU Central (Frankfurt)
Europe – 1
Interxion, Frankfurt, Germany EU Central (Frankfurt)
Europe – 1
Interxion, Madrid, Spain EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe – 1
Interxion, Stockholm, Sweden EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe – 1
Interxion, Vienna, Austria EU Central (Frankfurt) Europe – 1
Interxion, Zurich, Switzerland 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 LD4 - LD6, London, England EU West (Ireland) Europe – 1
Interxion, Dublin, Ireland EU West (Ireland) Europe – 1
Interxion, Marseille, France EU West (Ireland) Europe – 1
Teraco CT1, Cape Town, ZAF EU West (Ireland) Europe – 1
Teraco JB1, Johannesburg, ZAF EU West (Ireland) Europe – 1
Digital Realty (UK) Docklands, London, England EU West (London) Europe – 1
Equinix LD4 - LD6, London, England EU West (London)
Europe – 1
Equinix MA3, Manchester, England EU West (London) Europe – 1
Telehouse North Two, London, GBR EU West (London) Europe – 1
Telehouse Voltaire, Paris, France
EU West (Paris) Europe - 1
Equinix RJ2, Rio de Janeiro, BRA 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
CyrusOne West I - III, Houston, TX US East (Ohio) North America - 1
Equinix CH1 - CH2 & CH4, Chicago, IL 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 & NY2, New York, NY
US East (Virginia) North America - 1
CoreSite VA1 & VA2, Reston, VA US East (Virginia) North America - 1
Digital Realty ATL1 & ATL2, Atlanta, GA US East (Virginia) North America - 1
Equinix DA1 - DA3 & DA6, Dallas, TX US East (Virginia) North America - 1
Equinix DC1 - DC6 & DC10 - DC12, Ashburn, VA 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 One Wilshire & 900 North Alameda, CA US West (Northern California) North America - 1
CoreSite SV3 - SV7, Santa Clara, CA US West (Northern California) North America - 1
Equinix LA1 - LA4, Los Angeles, CA US West (Northern California) North America - 1
Equinix SV1, SV5 & SV10, San Jose, CA 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 & SE3, Seattle, WA 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)

Customers that do not have equipment at an AWS Direct Connect location can access AWS Direct Connect with the assistance of a Partner. AWS has a growing list of APN Technology and Consulting Partners (formerly called AWS Direct Connect Solution Providers) who can assist you in using 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.

*Note: All use of the term "partner" herein refers exclusively to a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN).


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