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Access AWS Direct Connect at NEXTDC

Fast, secure, protected connections

  • Cut latency in half. Exemplary performance, reliability and security of your AWS workloads. Scale services up to 10Gbps

Optimise your hybrid IT environment

  • Scalable connections, on-demand. Move workloads between private, public and on-premise platforms.

Significantly lower your overheads

  • Connect directly to a national footprint of AWS hosted Direct Connect locations and minimise inter-capital overheads.

The fastest, most secure and protected connections to your AWS cloud services

AWS Direct Connect provides a high speed, highly secure alternative to connecting to AWS cloud services than can be achieved via the Internet. AWS Direct Connect assists organisations to run mission critical workloads in AWS cloud, helps them to increase bandwidth throughput, reduce network costs, and significantly improve the customer connectivity experience by providing flexibility and choice in optimising connectivity to their AWS cloud services.

Our M1 Melbourne, C1 Canberra and P1 Perth data centres are home to the only Direct Connect hosting locations outside of Sydney.

AWS higher capacity connectivity services

NEXTDC are one of just a few AWS Direct Connect High Capacity Service Delivery Partners globally. For customers that want to ensure optimal performance of their AWS cloud services have the option to select from connectivity speeds of up to 10Gbps, available nationwide. Customers have the choice to select a single 10Gbps connection or we can support multiple 10Gbps connections linked together for even higher bandwidth requirements.

How do I connect?

Customers have the choice of accessing AWS Direct Connect via a Cross Connect if you are colocated in NEXTDC M1, C1 and P1. Alternatively you can connect instantaneously via the AXON customer connectivity platform from any of our data centre locations around Australia.

Want to know more?

Learn more about the value AXON and AWS Direct Connect is delivering organisations.

Looking to optimise the reliability of your Direct Connect services via AXON? Read AWS' recommendations for optimal network resiliency.

Contact the NEXTDC team and we will help get you connected to your AWS cloud services.


Benefits of AWS Direct Connect via AXON:

  • Select your closest AWS Direct Connect POP to minimise inter-capital overheads
  • Greater performance, reliability and security of your AWS applications and workloads compared to the internet
  • Deploy a hybrid cloud architecture where applications and workloads can be moved between private, public and on-premise platforms as needed
  • Partition your AXON port into multiple virtual instances to maintain network separation between your different AWS services
  • Connect only when you need to and scale your bandwidth to reduce overhead costs.

Learn more about the AXON Ethernet connectivity platform


What is AWS Direct Connect?
AWS Direct Connect is a network service provided by AWS that delivers a high-speed, reliable alternative to using the public internet to access your AWS cloud services. Read more on the AWS website.

Where is AWS Direct Connect available?
There are four Direct Connect locations in Australia. Our M1 Melbourne, C1 Canberra and P1 Perth data centres are the only POP's outside of Sydney.

How do I connect to AWS Direct Connect?
Customers in NEXTDC M1, C1 and P1 simply order a cross connect for direct access to AWS Direct Connect. For all other locations you can connect to your closest AWS Direct Connect POP using our AXON Ethernet connectivity platform.

Does AWS Direct Connect offer highly resilient network connections to maintain continuity of my critical AWS workloads?
Yes. Read about AWS Direct Connect resiliency recommendations to help you establish a highly resilient network connection between Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and your colocated infrastructure.

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