Direct Connect allows you to set up an end-to-end private connection with your Horizon Cloud Service tenant through a dedicated connection, MPLS, Network Exchange, or your own networking equipment located in the same data center.

Horizon Cloud Service offers a 1 GB or 10 GB port when extending your data center and services, such as business applications, Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP servers, into Horizon Cloud Service. A Direct Connect gives you full control of the connection from your data center to the VMware data center by contract through your network service provider. The supported Direct Connect options are shown in the table below.

Option Description
Direct Connect with Cross Connect - 1 GB or 10 GB Direct Connect with Cross Connect is used with a dedicated connection, MPLS, or your own networking equipment located in the same data center.
Direct Connect with Network Exchange - 1 GB or 10 GB Direct Connect with Network Exchange is used when connecting to a network or cloud exchange, such as Equinix Cloud Exchange.