AWS Direct Connect via DE-CIX

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Connect directly to AWS with better performance & security

DE-CIX is an AWS Direct Connect partner. We offer private, secure connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) from all major DE-CIX locations globally. Additionally, our infrastructure and partner network allow you to extend your reach to AWS regions worldwide.

The DE-CIX DirectCLOUD service allows you to connect your existing network infrastructure with AWS, bypassing the Internet. The benefits of a private DirectCLOUD connection include predictable latency, better control of data paths, and guaranteed bandwidth.


Connect directly to AWS, bypassing the Internet.

Predictable latency & guaranteed bandwidth for hybrid cloud environments.

Improved security and privacy as data traffic flows strictly over trusted endpoints.

Data Center

No presence required at an AWS edge

Not in an AWS edge location? No worries: You can connect to DE-CIX – either directly or via one of our partners – from thousands of data centers from where we connect you to the closest AWS edge. Our partners also help to make AWS Direct Connect circuits available wherever needed, including at on-premise enterprise locations and in private data centers. 

Simplified management via a self-service portal 

Both direct customers and DE-CIX partners benefit from our self-service portal, which offers AWS Direct Connect provisioning in a matter of minutes. You can set up connections or scale them whenever you want to and add new ones as you need them. The DE-CIX portal also provides you with full visibility into the performance of your connections. 

Cloud oracle

How it works

There are two ways to set-up the connectivity between enterprises and the AWS cloud. Regardless of which set-up you use, DE-CIX and our partners guarantee to provide high availability by avoiding any single points of failure.


Directly through DE-CIX

If you are colocated in a data center where DE-CIX has presence – our premium enabled sites – you just need to buy access to DE-CIX and you can directly use the DirectCLOUD service to connect to the AWS cloud. This option usually makes sense if you have very high bandwidth requirements.

DE-CIX premium enabled sites

Through DE-CIX partners

You can also connect via our partners. Partners act as a single point of contact for enterprises and provide (last mile) connectivity between your on-premise location and the closest DE-CIX premium enabled site, and from there on to the AWS cloud.

DE-CIX partners