Posted On: Apr 23, 2019

Amazon Direct Connect now enables Amazon Web Services Partner Network Technology and Consulting Partners supporting Amazon Direct Connect (Amazon Direct Connect Partners) to support hosted connection capacities greater than 500 Mbps. Approved Amazon Direct Connect Partners are able to provision 1, 2, 5 and 10 Gbps capacities.

Amazon Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a private network connection from your premises to Amazon Web Services. Amazon Direct Connect Partners will help you establish the Amazon Direct Connect service between an Amazon Direct Connect location and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. Hosted connections enable Amazon Direct Connect Partners to provision connectivity on demand over pre-provisioned network circuits.

Until today, hosted connections only supported capacities from 50 Mbps through 500 Mbps. 1, 2, 5 and 10 Gbps hosted connections will provide customers with higher capacities that were previously only available via dedicated connections. Amazon Web Services will also be working with partners to enable the additional monitoring of the network link between Amazon Direct Connect Partners and Amazon Web Services for problem identification and resolution.

The new higher capacity hosted connections will be available through select Amazon Direct Connect Partners once they are approved by Amazon Web Services. A list of approved Amazon Direct Connect Partners can be found on the Amazon Direct Connect partner page.