Using Amazon Direct Connect with Storage Gateway - Amazon Storage Gateway
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Using Amazon Direct Connect with Storage Gateway

Amazon Direct Connect links your internal network to the Amazon Web Services Cloud. By using Amazon Direct Connect with Storage Gateway, you can create a connection for high-throughput workload needs, providing a dedicated network connection between your on-premises gateway and Amazon.

Storage Gateway uses public endpoints. With an Amazon Direct Connect connection in place, you can create a public virtual interface to allow traffic to be routed to the Storage Gateway endpoints. The public virtual interface bypasses internet service providers in your network path. The Storage Gateway service public endpoint can be in the same Amazon Region as the Amazon Direct Connect location, or it can be in a different Amazon Region.

The following illustration shows an example of how Amazon Direct Connect works with Storage Gateway.


            network architecture showing Storage Gateway connected to the cloud using Amazon direct
                connect.

The following procedure assumes that you have created a functioning gateway.

To use Amazon Direct Connect with Storage Gateway
  1. Create and establish an Amazon Direct Connect connection between your on-premises data center and your Storage Gateway endpoint. For more information about how to create a connection, see Getting Started with Amazon Direct Connect in the Amazon Direct Connect User Guide.

  2. Connect your on-premises Storage Gateway appliance to the Amazon Direct Connect router.

  3. Create a public virtual interface, and configure your on-premises router accordingly. For more information, see Creating a Virtual Interface in the Amazon Direct Connect User Guide.

For details about Amazon Direct Connect, see What is Amazon Direct Connect? in the Amazon Direct Connect User Guide.