How customers use it

Extend and connect resources

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Extend and connect resources

Use IBM Cloud Direct Link to connect and extend resource capacity to your existing on-premises data centers.

Store backup and recover

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Store backup and recover

IBM Cloud Direct Link is ideal for data migration, replication for business continuity and disaster recovery, and to back up or store data from your data center to IBM Cloud.

Enable IBM Cloud

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Enable IBM Cloud

Use IBM Cloud Direct Link connections from the IBM Cloud directly to a service provider-managed WAN or a client-managed cloud backbone to facilitate multicloud connectivity.

Connect to transit gateway resources

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Connect to transit gateway resources

Connect to a transit gateway resource to enable an on-premises network’s ability to access all networks connected to the transit gateway. To avoid IP conflicts when configuring a solution, review the planning documents.

IBM Cloud Direct Link product options

IBM Cloud® Direct Link Connect

Ideal for multicloud environments with your server provider’s network. Visual connectivity for rapid provisioning.

IBM Cloud® Direct Link Dedicated

Single-tenant solution for maximum throughput. Optimal for large or frequent data transfers.

IBM Cloud® Direct Link Dedicated Hosting on Classic

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IBM Cloud Direct Link Connect

IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicated

IBM Cloud Direct Link - Dedicated Hosting on Classic


Why IBM Cloud Direct Link

Private and secure connectivity, network performance and global availability

Get private and high-speed connectivity

Whether your resources are in your data center or on the IBM Cloud, operate with the speed and security that your business requires. By using Direct Link, network traffic remains on the secure and compliant IBM Cloud network.

Access IBM Cloud services

You can directly connect to IBM Cloud services to extend your on-premises network to IBM Cloud. For example, you can connect to VPCs or connect your direct links to other local or remote transit gateways.

Gain scalable connection capacity

With options from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps, get the right amount of bandwidth to your organization. Easily provision more connections as capacity is needed.

Take advantage of our global reach

IBM Cloud Direct Link global routing capabilities provide connectivity to regions around the globe from a single IBM Cloud Direct Link connection.

Achieve consistent network performance

See fewer network disruptions and connectivity drops, as traffic between your on-premises and IBM Cloud networks never touches the public internet.

IBM Cloud Direct Link partners

Connect to the IBM Cloud through industry-leading service providers

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