To use AWS Direct Connect, you simply:

  • Decide on an AWS Direct Connect location, how many connections you would like to use, and the port size. Multiple ports can be used simultaneously for increased bandwidth or redundancy.
  • Use the AWS Management Console to create your connection request(s).
  • If you are connecting from a remote location, you can work with an APN Partner supporting Direct Connect or a network carrier of your choice.
  • Once your request is confirmed, you will be able to download your Letter of Authorization – Connecting Facility Assignment (LOA-CFA) from the AWS Management Console.
  • Provide the LOA-CFA to an APN Partner or your service provider who will establish the connection on your behalf.
  • Once the connection is up, use the AWS Management Console to configure one or more virtual interfaces to establish network connectivity.

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