Typically, connecting to AWS via Direct Connect requires leasing lines from your premises to a cloud on-ramp-enabled data center and managing the routing yourself. This method means long-term contracts. With Pureport, you can quickly and easily connect from customer premises to the Pureport platform using an IPSEC VPN tunnel, using your existing network hardware, and from there get the benefits of Direct Connect from the Pureport platform into AWS.
In North America, AWS allows you to privately access their publicly available services via any Direct Connect location within North America. For example, you can access a VPC located in the US West (Oregon) region from a Direct Connect connection located in the US East (N. Virginia) region. Traffic traverses the Amazon's private network between the Direct Connect location and the service endpoint location.
Before you begin, you will need:
- An AWS account with permissions to create Direct Connect circuits and VIFs
- A customer premises device capable of IPSec VPN termination
- A basic understanding of how the Pureport platform connects clouds and sites
Putting it together
The steps required to complete connectivity between an Azure vNet and Google public services are outlined below:
- Create a Pureport Network (see the "Creating a Network" article).
- Provision a VPN Gateway in your Pureport Network and connect to it from your customer premises device.
- Connect your Pureport Network to AWS.
You now have a private connection from your on-premises workloads to your AWS VPC(s).