Cost to complete project: There are no charges for setting up AWS Direct Connect. Once the connection is established, charges will be incurred for data transfer and pricing per port-hour.

Monthly billing estimate: The total cost of maintaining your AWS Direct Connect link to your on-premises environment will vary depending on the volume of data transfer out of AWS and the region you select. Data transfer pricing over Direct Connect is lower than data transfer pricing over the internet. For example, if you order a 1GB connection to the US East region - Virginia and you expect to transfer 1TB out on a monthly basis, the total cost would be $236 per month. To estimate costs tailored to your needs, use the AWS Pricing Calculator.

AWS pricing is based on your usage of each individual service. The total combined usage of each service will create your monthly bill. This project uses one AWS service. Explore the tab below to learn what it does and how it affects your bill.

  • AWS Direct Connect

    Product Description: AWS Direct Connect is a network service that provides an alternative to using the Internet to utilize AWS cloud services. AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

    How Pricing Works: AWS Direct Connect pricing has two main cost components: (1) Pricing per port-hour for all AWS Direct Connect locations, (2) data transfer out fees by AWS Direct Connect locations. For details on each cost component, see AWS Direct Connect Pricing.

    Cost Estimate:  Let's say you order a 1GB connection to the US East region - Virginia and you expect to transfer 1TB out on a monthly basis. A price per port-hour of $0.30 and a data transfer per GB of $0.02 will be applied. So, the cost for 1TB data transfer would be $216 for the port charges and $20 for data transfer. The total cost is $236 per month.