Posted On: Feb 6, 2018

Amazon Direct Connect provides private, high bandwidth connectivity between customers’ network and Amazon Web Services Cloud. The traffic sent over Amazon Direct Connect connection stays within Amazon Web Services private network instead of traversing the public internet.

Today, we are pleased to announce Finer traffic control using Local Preference communities for Amazon Direct Connect. 

To enable customers to control traffic flows into their network, Amazon Direct Connect will support new custom community tags to indicate priorities for private traffic over Amazon Direct Connect private virtual interfaces. 

This feature is available in all public Amazon Web Services Regions including Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, and Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US).