Cloud Connect: Amazon Web Services

Using Cloud Connect on Digital Exchange and Amazon Web Services Direct Connect, you can extend your Cyxtera virtual network to your AWS public cloud.

You can create a direct and private connection between your Cyxtera infrastructure and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.
The service works with an AWS Direct Connect. We will create a hosted connection for you as part of this process. You only need your Amazon account ID.

To connect a virtual network to Amazon Web Services, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to the Cyxtera portal.
  2. On the navbar on the left, click Digital Exchange.
  3. Choose one of your locations, shown at the top of the screen.
  1. Scroll down the screen to find the Connections section. Here you can see your Digital Cross Connects, Cloud On-Ramp Connections, and Metro-to-Metro Connections.
  1. Click Order Connection on the right.
  2. From the Create New Connection screen, choose Amazon Web Services.
  1. Enter a name for this connection.
  2. Choose a virtual network to connect to AWS. If you want to use an existing virtual network, choose it from the VLAN menu.
  1. Alternatively, you can create a new virtual network by clicking Create New. Enter a name and VLAN number, and click Create Network.
  1. Now you’re ready to configure the AWS connection. First, enter your AWS account ID.
  1. Choose the AWS location you would like to connect to. When you choose a location, you see its availability zone shown on the right. You can create multiple connections to locations in different availability zones to add redundancy.
  2. Select the bandwidth you require, from 50 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
  3. On the right, you’ll see a summary of your order. Click Checkout and then submit the order.
  4. You’ll see a confirmation that your order is being provisioned. You can see the connection by going to the Digital Exchange and choosing your connected location. In the Connections section, click Cloud On-Ramps.


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