Amazon Direct Connect allows Interxion customers to establish private connectivity between Amazon and their existing dedicated IT infrastructure, which can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. This service is particularly attractive to customers that use large data sets and real time data feeds or need to satisfy regulatory requirements by using private network connections.
If you have bandwidth-heavy workloads that you wish to run in the Amazon public cloud, you can reduce your bandwidth commitment to your Internet service provider by transferring data to and from AWS directly.
All data transferred over your dedicated connection is charged at the reduced data transfer rate.
Latency over the Internet can vary given vagaries of the Internet. You choose the data that utilises the dedicated connection and how that data is routed which can provide a more consistent network experience over Internet-based connections.
Bypass the Internet and use AWS Direct Connect to establish a private logical connection between your on-premise network and Amazon while maintaining network isolation.
Maintain cloud storage capacity in your private cloud for frequently accessed data plus have the ability to access the Amazon public cloud for on-demand capacity and bandwidth, supporting cloud bursting during peak business hours.
AWS Direct Connect is a network service, and works with all AWS services that are accessible over the Internet.