Accessing a remote Amazon Region - 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.

Accessing a remote Amazon Region

Amazon Direct Connect locations in public Regions or Amazon GovCloud (US) can access public services in any other public Region (excluding China (Beijing and Ningxia)). In addition, Amazon Direct Connect connections in public Regions or Amazon GovCloud (US) can be configured to access a VPC in your account in any other public Region (excluding China (Beijing and Ningxia). You can therefore use a single Amazon Direct Connect connection to build multi-Region services. All networking traffic remains on the Amazon global network backbone, regardless of whether you access public Amazon services or a VPC in another Region.

Any data transfer out of a remote Region is billed at the remote Region data transfer rate. For more information about data transfer pricing, see the Pricing section on the Amazon Direct Connect detail page.

For more information about the routing policies and supported BGP communities for an Amazon Direct Connect connection, see Routing policies and BGP communities.

Accessing public services in a remote Region

To access public resources in a remote Region, you must set up a public virtual interface and establish a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) session. For more information, see Amazon Direct Connect virtual interfaces.

After you have created a public virtual interface and established a BGP session to it, your router learns the routes of the other public Amazon Regions. For more information about prefixes currently advertised by Amazon, see Amazon IP Address Ranges in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

Accessing VPCs in a remote Region

You can create a Direct Connect gateway in any public Region. Use it to connect your Amazon Direct Connect connection over a private virtual interface to VPCs in your account that are located in different Regions or to a transit gateway. For more information, see Working with Direct Connect gateways.

Alternatively, you can create a public virtual interface for your Amazon Direct Connect connection and then establish a VPN connection to your VPC in the remote Region. For more information about configuring VPN connectivity to a VPC, see Scenarios for Using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Network-to-Amazon VPC Connectivity Options

The following configuration can be used to connect remote networks with your Amazon VPC environment. These options are useful for integrating Amazon resources with your existing on-site services: