Today, AWS announced the opening of a new AWS Direct Connect location within the Cologix VAN3 data center in Vancouver, Canada. By connecting your network to AWS at the new Vancouver location, you gain private, direct access to all public AWS Regions (except those in China), AWS GovCloud Regions, and AWS Local Zones. This is the sixth AWS Direct Connect site within Canada and the second site in the Vancouver area.
The Direct Connect service enables you to establish a private, physical network connection between AWS and your data center, office, or colocation environment. These private connections can provide a more consistent network experience than those made over the public internet. The new Direct Connect location in Vancouver offers dedicated 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps connections with MACsec encryption available.
For more information on the over 135 Direct Connect locations worldwide, visit the locations section of the Direct Connect product detail pages. Or, visit our getting started page to learn more about how to purchase and deploy Direct Connect.