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  • deadmau

    Member
    June 14, 2021 at 3:07 am

    A company has a hybrid cloud infrastructure that consists of its Amazon VPC in the us-east-1 (N. Virginia) Region and its corporate network. A single 10-Gbps AWS Direct Connect connection with multiple private virtual interfaces has been established to allow EC2 instances to send data to the on-premises file storage servers. The Network Administrator has been tasked to ensure high resiliency to common connectivity failures which will support the critical production workloads.

    What must the Administrator do to satisfy this requirement?

    – in question, it’s not clear if there are multiple customer data center. so by looking at high resiliency for failure, it’s asking for another direct connect but it can terminate at same location also.

    I chose the answer “Create a second 10-Gbps AWS Direct Connect connection to the existing AWS Direct Connect location.” but as per question, it should be in different location.

  • Carlo-TutorialsDojo

    Administrator
    June 14, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Hello deadmau,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    In this question, I don’t think having multiple data centers or not matters. The Direct Connect Location refers to the Direct Connect point of presence which could be the actual Direct Connect location or a partner network linking to it.

    You can have redundant paths coming from different Direct Connect locations to the same physical location (campus, data center, etc) as long as they terminate on separate customer gateways.

    Here is a sample diagram for this set up:

  • Carlo-TutorialsDojo

    Administrator
    June 14, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Let me know if this answers your question.

    Regards,

    Carlo @ Tutorials Dojo

  • deadmau

    Member
    June 14, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    thank you for the reply. your diagram makes me confused again. suppose if i have my physical data center at PhoenixNAP, Phoenix, AZ then direct connect location of aws will be Phoenix. but i can have another direct connection from a different location like san jose? i’m not aware of this part.

  • Carlo-TutorialsDojo

    Administrator
    June 15, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Hello deadmau,

    “but i can have another direct connection from a different location like san jose?”

    Yes, it is possible. From a customer perspective, you can achieve this by extending your last-mile connectivity into the Direct Connect location (that is associated with your preferred Region) itself. With this approach, you/your company will shoulder all costs associated with establishing a physical connection between your equipment and AWS equipment. However, there is an easier way of connecting to a Direct Connect Location. And that is through the help of an AWS Partner network. These partner networks usually have already the infrastructure in place which offers a much wider coverage (ex telco companies). You can think of them as proxies that can let you connect to a Direct Connect Location.

    Let me know if this helps.

    Regards,
    Carlo @ Tutorials Dojo

  • deadmau

    Member
    June 15, 2021 at 1:14 am

    yes i was also thinking same. going through different aws partner. thank you for the prompt response.

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