August 13, 2018
AWS Direct Connect is now live in Kansas City, MO at the Netrality Properties 1102 Grand facility. This site can be found under its home region US East (Ohio) in the AWS Management Console. With global access for AWS Direct Connect, this site can reach AWS resources in any global AWS region using global public VIFs and Direct Connect Gateway. If you are connecting to any AWS region outside of the home region US East (Ohio), your traffic will take the shortest path to your desired AWS region and not hairpin via US East (Ohio).
Customers in Kansas City can now establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to AWS. As with any AWS Direct Connect site, this site conforms to the standard resiliency model that includes two customer facing devices per location that allow customers to establish locally resilient and redundant connectivity to the Amazon backbone network. Please take a look at our resiliency recommendations when planning your connectivity. 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. Connections are always made to a particular Direct Connect location, and can run at either 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps, or work with a partner to connect at speeds less than 1Gbps.
Please see the AWS Direct Connect webpage for details on our locations and pricing. These locations give access to all global AWS Regions as shown in our region table. Instructions on how to set up AWS Direct Connect are available in our AWS Direct Connect Users Guide. Sign in to your AWS Management Console to order AWS Direct Connect today!