An overview of AWS Direct Connect components

Connection and virtual interfaces are the key components of AWS Direct Connect. We need to create a connection in an AWS Direct Connect location. Why do we need to create a connection? Because it is used to establish a network connection between on-premise and AWS.

As of now, AWS Direct Connect does not provide a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

There are three ways to establish an AWS Direct Connect connection:

  • AWS Direct Connect location
  • A member of the AWS Partner Network or a network carrier
  • A hosted connection is provided by a member of APN
AWS Direct Connect is available in different geographic regions. For details, visit

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