Direct Connect (DC) enables you to establish a private connection between Tencent Cloud and your premises. DC connections bypass the public Internet and offer higher reliability, faster speeds and lower latencies than typical Internet connections. In many cases, using DC can provide greater throughput at lower network costs. To use DC, you need to set up a leased line by a network service provider between your premises and the Tencent Cloud DC location. DC supports industry standard 802.1q VLANs, which allow you to partition the dedicated connection into multiple virtual interfaces and set up private tunnels to different VPCs or other cloud resources. Using DC, you can reconfigure the tunnels at any time to meet your ever-changing needs.