AWS DirectConnect is a network service to work with AWS cloud services which will deliver your data over a private network connection between AWS and your network. Datapath.io works with AWS Direct Connect because we are a DirectConnect Partner. So in fact, yes, you need it.
But as a customer of Datapath.io you won’t need to setup DirectConnect or have anything to do with it directly. We will take care of setting you up with AWS’ service and you will only need to setup your Datapath.io account.