AWS Direct Connect features

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Key Features

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 400 Gbps connections, are available at select locations. 

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AWS Direct Connect is available in speeds starting at 50 Mbps and scaling up to 400 Gbps, so you can find the right connection for you.

Add extra protection to communications between your data centers, branch offices, or colocation facilities with multiple encryption options. Secure your 10 Gbps,100 Gbps, and 400 Gbps connections with native IEEE 802.1AE (MACsec) point-to-point encryption at select locations. AWS Site-to-Site VPN is also available for secure connections using IPsec (IP security).

AWS Direct Connect SiteLink creates private, end-to-end network connections between the offices, data centers, and colocation facilities in your global network. Once you have made connections at two or more AWS Direct Connect locations, you can turn the SiteLink feature on (or off) with a simple configuration change using the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or APIs. In minutes, a global, reliable, and private network is ready for use.

Dedicated Connections create links to AWS using a 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps,100 Gbps, and 400 Gbps Ethernet port. AWS Direct Connect Partners provide Hosted connections using pre-established network links between themselves and AWS, and are available from 50 Mbps up to 25 Gbps.

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