What is Amazon Web Services Direct Connect?

Amazon Web Services Direct Connect enables a direct network connection into Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) within AWS.

In many cases, this can reduce a customer's network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

 AARNet provides network connectivity to AWS at:

  1. Equinix SY3 Data Centre in Sydney
  2. Global Switch Data Centre in Sydney

There are 2 main ways that AARNet can connect a customer to their AWS Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs):


Take advantage of AARNet’s peering relationship with AWS, by simply establishing an IPSec VPN between your equipment and AWS VPC.

Private Connections to AWS

  1. AARNet Layer-2 VPNs
  2. AARNet Layer-3 VPNs
  3. Direct Ethernet point-to-point transmission (1Gbps or 10Gbps circuits)