AWS Direct Connect

AWS Direct Connect Video

AWS Direct Connect enables you to establish a dedicated network connection from your on-premise data center to your environment. This service:

  • Reduces network costs
  • Increases bandwidth through-put
  • Reduces latency
  • Increases security
  • Provides a more consistent network experience than Internet or IP-VPN connections.

Connect to AWS

  1. In the AWS Management Console, copy your account ID by clicking your user name in the top right to display your account ID. go to Support, select Support Center, and find your Account number.

    See also AWS Account ID.

  2. Sign in to Equinix Fabric.

  3. From Connections, select Create Connection.

  4. In the A Service Provider card, click Connect to a Service Provider.
  5. Enter AWS in the search field.

  6. Select AWS, then click Create Connection.

  7. Review the steps for connecting to AWS and click Create a Connection to AWS Direct Connect.

  8. Choose the Origin Metro, Destination Port, and the Equinix Fabric Port.

  9. Enter the connection name, VLAN ID and AWS account number, then choose the connection speed.

  10. Review your information, including email addresses, then click Submit your order.

    The Success message appears and you are sent a confirmation email. Another email arrives letting you know the order is provisioned.

    You can confirm the connection status from the Connections Inventory page.

  11. Go back to the AWS Console, and accept Direct Connect Hosted Connection.

  12. Click Connections, then expand the connection.
  13. Select the charges confirmation checkbox, then click Accept Connection.