How much does AWS Direct Connect cost?

2m 6s

This introductory lesson provides an overview of AWS Direct Connect, why it’s needed, and basic architectural concepts.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • What AWS Direct Connect is, and why it’s needed
  • AWS Direct Connect architecture and prerequisites
  • How AWS Direct Connect is billed

Intended Audience

The information in this lesson has been designed for those who may be in one of the following roles:

  • AWS Administrators
  • AWS Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • Network Architects
  • Anyone who is looking to increase their knowledge of Direct Connect in preparation for an AWS certification


  • Have a basic understanding of AWS networking components and principles, especially regarding connecting an on-premises data center to an AWS environment
  • It is also advantageous to have some basic hands-on experience with AWS and some of its core services, but it is not essential
About the Author
David Ball
Cloud Platform Architect

An experienced Consultant/Engineer in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in delivering hybrid cloud technologies from a variety of vendors including, but not limited to, AWS, VMware, Veeam, Citrix, Cisco, and Microsoft.

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