AWS Direct Connect is a service that Cornell uses to extend the private Cornell network into Cornell AWS accounts, giving VPCs connectivity to the entirety of the private Cornell network ( and optionally the Cornell public network (i.e., public CIDR blocks).

When Cornell AWS accounts need access to the Cornell network, a Cornell Standard AWS VPC is created in the Cornell AWS account and linked to the Cornell network using Direct Connect.

If you already have a Cornell AWS account and would like to add access to the Cornell private network to it, send a request to

Cornell Direct Connect Documentation


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