Posted On: Aug 16, 2021

Amazon Direct Connect makes it easy to establish resilient network connectivity from your premises to Amazon Web Services regions. Using Amazon Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between Amazon Web Services China cloud and your data center, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than connections over the public internet.

Amazon Direct Connect customers can now use the Resiliency Toolkit - Failover Testing feature to test the resiliency of their Direct Connect connections. The Failover Testing feature enables customers to test resiliency by disabling one or more Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) sessions using the Amazon Web Services Management Console, Command Line Interface, or Amazon Direct Connect API.

Until now, customers could establish BGP sessions over physically resilient connections, but we did not provide any tools to induce failures to test the resiliency of their configurations. With the Failover Testing feature, customers can now shut down BGP sessions for a configurable time period. Customers can also cancel failover tests at any time during the testing period to return to the pre-test configuration.

To learn more about the Failover Testing feature, see here. To begin planning your connectivity to Amazon Web Services, visit the Direct Connect website page. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console to order Amazon Direct Connect today!