AWS Direct Connect Improves Performance, Reduces Costs, Increases Security

AWS Direct Connect allows Equinix customers to connect their corporate IT infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services through a private fiber optic connection.

By bypassing the public Internet, you can improve performance, reduce costs, increase security, and leverage cloud computing for more applications. With AWS Direct Connect, you can treat AWS instances as part of your data center LAN, allowing full integration between cloud services and your internal applications.

Available from a number of Equinix IBX® data centers, AWS Direct Connect is currently offered in the greater metropolitan areas of Washington DC/Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Tokyo, and provides connectivity to the AWS regions in Virginia, northern California, Singapore and Tokyo.


  • Cost-effectively and securely move huge amounts of data in and out of AWS.
  • Achieve predictable network performance and deliver a more consistent network experience.
  • Compatible with all AWS services including: Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and Amazon Relational Database (RDS).
  • Extend your current data center environment into the cloud using the same IP addressing scheme—as if the cloud were in your data center.
  • Leverage AWS for data migration and replication to satisfy business continuity, disaster recovery, and data retention requirements.

How Do I Get Started?

Simple. Use the Contact Me button below and an Equinix representative with be in touch. If you are an existing Equinix or AWS customer, you can even order AWS Direct Connect through your customer portal. Once Equinix has an order, a cross-connect is typically made within 72 hours. All you need to do is decide how many connections you’d like and the port size (1 Gbps and 10 Gbps are available). Multiple ports can be used for increased bandwidth or redundancy.

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Press Release:

January 10, 2012
Amazon Web Services and Equinix Bring AWS Direct Connect to Asia-Pacific
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August 4, 2011
Amazon Web Services Direct Connect Now Available in Equinix Data Centers
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