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, 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 compliance 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).