AWS Direct Connect - Peering VPCs to Tier 1's and MPLS

George Herbert george.herbert at
Tue Mar 1 19:25:59 UTC 2016

If you're asking if one can get a provider's router to handle the outside physical part of a DC connection... As an ISP service so you don't need your own router hardware...

I was working on this for a recent ex client and asked Level 3 exactly that question.  I believe I had the right network guy on the phone and it was a firm no.

I was going to check all the other Direct Connect providers but client ran out of $$.

If anyone does do that, I would like to know and pass it along to ex client for their information.

George William Herbert
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> On Mar 1, 2016, at 9:16 AM, "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra at> wrote:
> Just got this dropped on my desk an hour ago, and I'm not finding as much
> material online as I might have hoped for...
> It looks like the easiest solution is to just hang a router/firewall at
> Equinix Ashburn and AWS-DC to that, and then peer it to carriers both IP and
> MPLS; is there a "native" way to do that from an AWS VPC instead?
> Any public or private replies cheerfully accepted; will summarize what I
> can to the list.
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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