Amazon Web Services Connect directly to AWS

Improve Performance, Reduce Costs, Increase Security

AWS Direct Connect enables customers to connect their IT infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services (AWS), establishing private network connections that bypass the public Internet.

Bypassing the public Internet improves performance, reduces costs, increases security, ensures consistent throughput and enables many hybrid cloud use cases. With AWS Direct Connect inside Equinix, AWS instances work seamlessly with your data center LAN, allowing full integration between cloud services and your internal applications.

Equinix customers can choose multiple connection speeds:

  • Fiber-optic cross connects provide either 1- or 10-gigabits-per-second connections
  • Virtual connections via the Equinix Cloud Exchange providing a flexible range of speeds (50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 megabits per second, up to 1 gigabit per second)

AWS Direct Connect services are currently offered in 18 Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers located in London, Frankfurt, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia—covering more markets than any other data center provider.


  • Move large volumes of data in and out of AWS—faster, more securely and at a much lower cost than using public network connections.
  • Achieve predictable network performance and deliver a more consistent end-user experience
  • Flexible bandwidth options below 1 Gbps enable customers to burst up to two times the committed access rate at no additional cost
  • Customer workloads that require occasional bandwidth bursts, such as backups, will benefit from higher performance when bandwidth needs spike and from reduced connection costs when bandwidth needs are low
  • 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, operating 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

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Recorded Webinar

Expand Your Cloud Strategy with AWS and Equinix

Watch the recording of the AWS Direct Connect Webinar featuring solutions experts from AWS and Equinix. You'll learn more about AWS Direct Connect, how our customers are benefitting from the service and key industry trends.



Partner Videos

May 1, 2013
With NetApp Private Storage for AWS, organizations using on-premises NetApp storage can deploy similar equipment into an Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center that offers AWS Direct Connect.
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Press Releases

October 23, 2013
Amazon Expands AWS Direct Connect Inside Equinix
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May 9, 2013
AWS Direct Connect Service Now Available in Equinix Seattle Data Centers
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January 10, 2012
Amazon Web Services and Equinix Bring AWS Direct Connect to Asia-Pacific
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