Amazon AWS Direct Connect

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Amazon AWS Direct Connect

Bypass the Internet and connect directly into the AWS cloud platform over a private fibre optic Ethernet line, via IX Reach’s global high-speed bandwidth network.

As an official Amazon AWS Advanced Technology and Direct Connect Partner, IX Reach is trusted by leading enterprise customers from around the world, to provide them with robust, private Ethernet connectivity directly into the AWS platform.

Using Amazon AWS Direct Connect can, in many cases, reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

Connect seamlessly and securely from your offices and major carrier-neutral data centres around the world.

Who Can Access Amazon AWS Direct Connect?

AWS customers using popular applications such as:

  • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

    Turn-up virtual machines for your computing needs quickly and easily and only pay for what you use

  • Simple Storage Solution (S3)

    Bottomless storage with instant access from anywhere. Pay per Gb retrieved

  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    Define, provision and manage a private virtual networking environment within AWS

Features and Benefits

  • Dedicated fibre optic connection into the AWS platform
  • Reduced costs for data transfer compared with access over the Internet
  • Increased levels of security and predictable latency
  • Faster connection speeds from 100Mbps to 10Gbps
  • 1GE or 10GE Interfaces
  • Protected and unprotected options
  • Flexible, burstable solutions
  • Connect directly from your office or data centre
  • Ability to optimise latency-sensitive traffic
  • Elimination of unnecessary interruptions and costs associated with delays
  • Greater end-to-end control
  • Greater flexibility, productivity and profitability
  • More redundancy and disaster recovery in your network infrastructure
  • Full SLA assurance
  • Single invoice – bandwidth/cross connects
  • 24/7 NOC for monitoring and support

Combine with IX Reach’s other Enterprise Connectivity services for a complete business IP and cloud connectivity solution


  • AWS Direct Connect with IX Reach
  • How to Connect to AWS
  • AWS Direct Connect User Guide

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