Welcome - Amazon Direct Connect
Services or capabilities described in Amazon Web Services documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China.

Welcome

Amazon Direct Connect links your internal network to an Amazon Direct Connect location over a standard Ethernet fiber-optic cable. One end of the cable is connected to your router, the other to an Amazon Direct Connect router. With this connection in place, you can create virtual interfaces directly to the Amazon Web Services Cloud (for example, to Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3) and to Amazon VPC, bypassing Internet service providers in your network path. A connection provides access to all Amazon Web Services Regions except the China (Beijing) and (China) Ningxia Regions. Amazon resources in the China Regions can only be accessed through locations associated with those Regions.

This document was last published on August 5, 2022.