AWS Direct Connect Locations Worldwide
AWS Direct Connect is available at locations worldwide to ensure you can make connections close to where you need them. Some AWS Direct Connect features, such as MACsec and 100 Gbps connections, are available at select locations.
When to use AWS Direct Connect
With AWS Direct Connect, you can transfer data directly from your data center, office, or colocation environment into and out of AWS. This connection bypasses the public internet to help decrease network congestion and unpredictability.
Availability Zone redundancy
Every AWS Region is made up of multiple physically separated and isolated Availability Zones that are connected over low-latency, high-throughput, and highly redundant networks. When you make a connection to an AWS Region, either directly or through an AWS Direct Connect Gateway, Availability Zone redundancy is provided by default. As a result, your connections automatically fail over between Availability Zones without interruption. Availability Zone redundancy is included at no cost for every AWS Direct Connect circuit.
AWS Direct Connect gateway
An AWS Direct Connect gateway allows you to connect to Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) that reside in any AWS Region from any AWS Direct Connect location. You can create an AWS Direct Connect gateway in any Region and access it from all other Regions.