Definition

AWS Direct Connect is a cloud service solution that makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

AWS Direct Connect lets you establish a dedicated network connection between your network and one of the AWS Direct Connect locations. Using industry standard 802.1q VLANs, this dedicated connection can be partitioned into multiple virtual interfaces. This allows you to use the same connection to access public resources such as objects stored in Amazon S3 using public IP address space, and private resources such as Amazon EC2 instances running within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using private IP space, while maintaining network separation between the public and private environments. Virtual interfaces can be reconfigured at any time to meet your changing needs.

Benefits

Reduces Your Bandwidth Costs

If you have bandwidth-heavy workloads that you wish to run in AWS, AWS Direct Connect reduces your network costs into and out of AWS in two ways. First, by transferring data to and from AWS directly, you can reduce your bandwidth commitment to your Internet service provider. Second, all data transferred over your dedicated connection is charged at the reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rate rather than Internet data transfer rates.

Consistent Network Performance

Network latency over the Internet can vary given that the Internet is constantly changing how data gets from point A to B. With AWS Direct Connect, you choose the data that utilizes the dedicated connection and how that data is routed which can provide a more consistent network experience over Internet-based connections.

Compatible with all AWS Services

AWS Direct Connect is a network service, and works with all AWS services that are accessible over the Internet, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

Private Connectivity to your Amazon VPC

You can use AWS Direct Connect to establish a private virtual interface from your on-premise network directly to your Amazon VPC, providing you with a private, high bandwidth network connection between your network and your VPC. With multiple virtual interfaces, you can even establish private connectivity to multiple VPCs while maintaining network isolation.

Elastic

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to scale your connection to meet your needs. AWS Direct Connect provides 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps connections, and you can easily provision multiple connections if you need more capacity. You can also use AWS Direct Connect instead of establishing a VPN connection over the Internet to your Amazon VPC, avoiding the need to utilize VPN hardware that frequently can’t support data transfer rates above 4 Gbps.

Simple

You can sign up for AWS Direct Connect service quickly and easily using the AWS Management Console. The console provides a single view to efficiently manage all your connections and virtual interfaces. You can also download customized router templates for your networking equipment after configuring one or more virtual interfaces.

What customers talk about AWS Direct Connect

Mr Son Nguyen – System Engineer

Sendo Technology Joint Stock Company

"With the transition to AWS's Direct Connect service, the availability and latency of the service are excellent, maximizing the customer experience. In the past, if only using the Internet, it was easy to crash the system, the number of transactions was congested, making the order processing overload."
Mr Thang Tran – Network Engineer

VPBank Finance Company Limited

"FPT Cloud Connect service of FPT uses unique and reliable protective submarine cables, making AWS Direct Connect service more secure and highly available. From there, we can confidently bring high-quality service experience to VPBank's Fintech customers"

How it works

FPT Cloud Connect is a service that provides connection infrastructure from customers in Vietnam to global Cloud providers with no restrictions on countries or providers. FPT Cloud Connect uses MPLS Layer 2 / Layer 3 protocol.

We provide AWS Direct Connect Hosted connections (bandwidth managed by FPT Telecom)

  • More bandwidth options: 50M-100M-200M-300M-400M-500M-1G-2G-5G-10G.
  • Provision and QoS by FPT Telecom.
  • Each hosted connection has a predefined VLAN and bandwidth.
  • Only 1 virtual Interface allowed per hosted connection.

Best practices architectures

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers customers the ability to achieve highly resilient network connections between Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and their on-premises infrastructure.

This capability extends customer access to AWS resources in a reliable, scalable, and cost-effective way. This page documents our best practices for ensuring high resiliency with AWS Direct Connect.

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High resiliency for FPT Cloud Connect

The High resiliency model is recommended when Hi-resiliency model is recommended when:
  • Customers only use 1 supplier.
  • For critical workloads that need to be protected.

Maximum Resiliency for FPT Cloud Connect

The Maximum resiliency model is recommended when:
  • Extremely important data.
  • Set up DC and DR at two different places.
  • Need the highest level of service.

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