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Configuring Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in your Pega VPC

Updated on April 8, 2020

This content applies only to Pega Cloud environments

Pega Cloud® supports the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service between your Pega Cloud Service virtual private cloud (VPC) and your physical infrastructure within a geographical region without need for a virtual private network (VPN). Use this service to connect to:

  • A data center provider that is located with AWS within the same geographical region.
  • A multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) VPN or other type of wide area network (WAN).

Direct Connection Options

You can access your Pega Cloud dev-test, staging, and production subnets in your VPC through AWS Direct Connect. AWS connects these environments through a virtual interface to the AWS Direct Connect platform, which is then physically connected through the AWS network to the customer network through a virtual gateway (VGW).

Your Pega Cloud VPC supports Direct Connect Private Virtual Interface (VIF) connectivity.

Direct connection for Pega Cloud

Direct connection for Pega Cloud


If you are not already an AWS customer, set up an AWS account for your company. Your account includes an AWS Console through which you can order services.

Setting up AWS Direct Connect

Complete the following process to set up AWS Direct Connect for your VPC:

  1. Provision Direct Connect ports in your AWS Console.
  2. In My Support Portal, open a Service Request (SR) for the direct connect virtual interface to your VPC. The SR tracks the provisioning process as well as the information provided to you by Pega Cloud Operations for your AWS request. Pega Cloud Operations provides you with the Pega Cloud account and region information for your AWS request.
  3. In your AWS Console, initiate a request for a virtual interface to Pega Cloud Operations.
  4. Enter the Pega Cloud account and region information in your request and submit the request.

After you submit the request in your AWS Console, Pega Cloud Operations approves and connects this virtual interface to your Pega Cloud VPC. Pega Cloud Operations also sets up basic monitoring for the connection from your Pega Cloud VPC.

You can use a third-party portal to provision a direct network connection, such as one that is offered by your telecommunications provider. If you choose this option, consult the provider's support team about the request process.

Redundancy options for AWS Direct Connect

AWS Direct Connect is a stand-alone connection, and you might want to configure redundancy for the Direct Connect service in your network. Pega Cloud supports the following options for redundancy:

  • An additional AWS Direct Connect service (redundant direct connection)
  • Failover to customer VPN

You can choose the option that works best for your requirements. You are responsible for the configuration and implementation of redundancy for AWS Direct Connect.

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