AWS Direct Connect

Connect directly to Amazon Web Services (AWS) through a private network connection.

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A Dedicated Connection

Amazon Web Services® Direct Connect allows you to institute a dedicated connection between your network and one of the AWS Direct Connect locations available in CoreSite data centers. From there, you can establish a high-capacity, secure connection to the entire suite of AWS cloud services. Increase the performance, reliability and security of your AWS applications and workloads through a direct connection within CoreSite’s facilities.

AWS Direct Connect and CoreSite

CoreSite offers you simple access to AWS Direct Connect in five major markets across our extensive nationwide footprint. A variety of connection options are available from CoreSite, including both 1G and 10G connections, as well as elastic on-demand connectivity through the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange.

Uses for AWS Direct Connect

Data transfer

Transfer large amounts of data to your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) with guaranteed network performance.

Reduce TCO

Take advantage of reduced data transfer rates into the AWS cloud.

Expand your access

The entire collection of elastic AWS services can be accessed, including S3, EBS, RedShift, Glacier and others.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amazon Web Services Direct Connect?
Amazon Web Services Direct Connect is an Internet-alternative, dedicated network service used to connect a company's IT infrastructure or corporate network to Amazon Web Services over a 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps single mode Ethernet connection, or using CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange.

Where can I access this service?
CoreSite customers can access AWS Direct Connect at our facilities in Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, Northern Virginia/DC and Boston. Connections vary by market and can be ordered through the MyCoreSite portal.

Who can access Amazon Web Services Direct Connect?
AWS Direct Connect is available to customers in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, New York, Northern Virginia & DC and Boston. Companies can also work with AWS solution providers to establish network connectivity to Amazon Web Services Direct Connect at One Wilshire and NY1 from their data center, office or colocation environment.

How can I access Amazon Web Services Direct Connect?
Option 1: Start by deploying equipment in one of our AWS-enabled data center markets. From there, order your Direct Connect services via the CoreSite customer portal. Benefits include:

  • Reliable performance — Your dedicated connection enjoys CoreSite's 100% uptime SLA and portfolio performance of Six 9s, ensuring outstanding performance and giving you the peace of mind that your AWS applications will be there when you need them.
  • Security — With SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2 certifications and 16 different enhanced security features, you'll always know your AWS workloads are secure. When you connect directly to AWS, you won't need to worry about fiber cuts or path diversity.
  • Growth — CoreSite gives you options to grow with a nationwide footprint of innovative cloud-enabled data center campuses. We'll be your partner as your business reaches new heights.

Option 2: Procure fiber services from an AWS Direct Connect Solution Provider and connect your in-house data center or corporate network to the AWS Direct Connect routers at CoreSite's One Wilshire data center. The costs and liability involved with procuring fiber services are your responsibility, negotiated directly with the AWS Partner Network (APN).

Additional Resources

AWS Direct Connect Brochure

CoreSite’s access to AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a high-capacity, secure connection to the entire suite of AWS cloud services.

Virtual Data Center Tour

Take a look inside our data centers and hear from our executive team to learn why CoreSite is the right place for your IT infrastructure.

CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange

The CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange provides one-to-many connections into a community of cloud providers.