The AWS Direct Connect Program helps AWS Customers establish network connectivity between AWS Direct Connect locations and their datacenter, office, or colocation environment. Direct Connect Partners improve customer experiences by providing flexibility and choices on how to connect with AWS.

The program is designed for partners who provide network services to customers and are interested in connecting to AWS. Network Service Providers who are present at existing AWS Direct Connect locations, have enabled at least two different customers to access their dedicated 1Gbps or 10Gbps AWS Direct Connect connections, as well as support all connection offerings for AWS Direct Connect should apply.

APN Partners interested in offering AWS Direct Connect Hosted Connections at greater than 500 Mbps capacity must meet requirements from the AWS Service Delivery Program. The AWS Service Delivery Program identifies and endorses AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners with customer experience and a deep understanding of AWS Direct Connect.

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In addition to the benefits you receive as an APN partner, Direct Connect Partners may also qualify for the below program benefits:

Qualified partners receive interconnect ports at Direct Connect locations to provision for multiple customers. These ports allow partners to offer customer connections at speeds lower than 1G, in addition to reducing Direct Connect costs for customers and partner cost in connecting to customers.

Direct Connect partners receive access to a variety of AWS Direct Connect content and training to help them to support their customers and connectivity, including: Direct Connect Getting Started Guide, API Reference, and Partner Provisioning Guide.

Eligible partners receive marketing support to highlight their business with AWS, including: Placement in the AWS Partner Directory as a Direct Connect Partner, use of Direct Connect logo, participation at AWS-hosted events, access to online marketing resources, and more.

To get started in the Direct Connect Program, partners must register with the AWS Partner Network (APN). Follow the steps below to complete APN registration and receive access to the APN Portal:

  • Login to the APN Portal: Once registered, your firm will receive an email with your APN Portal login credentials and temporary password. Using those credentials, login to the APN Portal



If your firm is already a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), use the links below to access the APN Portal:

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Partners interested in applying to the AWS Direct Connect program should use the following documents as guides in developing their application:

  • AWS Direct Connect Partner Validation Checklist
  • AWS Direct Connect Partner Onboarding Guide

Find these documents by searching for them in the APN Portal's Content section.



Review the guides you downloaded to learn what steps are required to become an AWS Direct Connect Partner. Follow the guides to enable two customers to access their dedicted 1Gbps or 10Gbps AWS Direct Connect connections, advance within APN, develop your application, ensure your application is complete using the validation checklist, and submit your application.