AWS Direct Connect links your internal network to an AWS Direct Connect location over a standard 1 gigabit or 10 gigabit Ethernet fiber-optic cable. One end of the cable is connected to your router, the other to an AWS Direct Connect router. With this connection in place, you can create virtual interfaces directly to the AWS cloud and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, bypassing Internet service providers in your network path.

User Guide
Provides a conceptual overview of AWS Direct Connect and includes instructions on using the various features with the command line interface.
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Direct Connect section of the AWS CLI Reference
Describes the Direct Connect commands in the AWS CLI that you can use to link your internal network to an AWS Direct Connect location. Provides syntax, options, and usage examples for each command.

  API Reference
Describes all the API operations for AWS Direct Connect in detail. Also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.

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