Reduce AWS Direct Connect
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS Direct Connect cost saving tips Optimize your AWS Direct Connect costs with these tips


Use Hosted Connection

If your bandwidth requirements are below 10 Gbps, consider using a hosted connection instead of a dedicated one, as they are typically lower in cost.


Optimize Port Speeds

You can save costs by provisioning a connection at a lower port speed than the maximum available if your network utilization allows it.


Utilize DC Gateway

Use AWS Direct Connect Gateway to connect multiple VPCs and on-premises networks. This can reduce overall connectivity costs by consolidating traffic over fewer connections.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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John Schrijvers
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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About AWS Direct Connect Service information & pricing

About AWS Direct Connect

AWS Direct Connect offers a dedicated link for improved application performance by bypassing the public internet. It ensures secure data transfer with various encryption options and cuts networking costs with reduced rates. It aids in building hybrid networks combining AWS and on-site networks, and manages large datasets for instant analysis and backup. It allows data transfer between global Direct Connect locations.

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AWS Direct Connect pricing

AWS Direct Connect is a no-setup-charge cloud service. Customers pay for capacity (in Mbps or Gbps), port hours, and data transfer out (DTO - network traffic sent from AWS). Pricing varies depending on the connection type (dedicated or hosted), the Direct Connect location, and the use of the SiteLink feature - which adds charges based on SiteLink hours and data transfer. There are no charges for data transfer in at all locations.

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