VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery now supports Amazon Web Services Direct Connect Public VIF for on-premises protected site networks.
AWS Direct Connect provides a dedicated network connection between your on premises data center and AWS services. With this connection, you can create public virtual interfaces (VIF) that give you direct access to all public AWS IP addresses, including VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery components.
This support gives you the flexibility to have some protected sites connect to VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery through AWS Direct Connect, while other protected sites can continue to connect to the same instance over the internet. Additionally, DR Plan failovers can be targeted to any AWS regions that support Direct Connect.
AWS Direct Connect offers higher speeds and lower latency than with a connection over the public internet, which can increase speeds of replication to cloud backup, management traffic, failbacks, and any VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery operation that requires internet connectivity.
Whether you choose to connect through Direct Connect or over the internet, you must configure on-premises firewall rules to open the required ports needed to access VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery's public IP addresses. For more information, see DRaaS Connector VM Requirements and Service Public IP Addresses.