Posted On: Nov 8, 2017

Customers can now privately access AWS services from their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), without using public IPs, and without requiring the traffic to traverse across the Internet.  

AWS PrivateLink is a purpose-built technology designed for customers to access AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner, while keeping all the network traffic within the AWS network. When you create endpoints for AWS services powered by PrivateLink, these service endpoints will appear as Elastic Network Interface (ENI) with private IPs in your VPCs. PrivateLink removes the need of whitelisting public IPs, or managing the Internet connectivity using an Internet Gateway, Network Address Translation (NAT) devices, or firewall proxies to connect to AWS services. AWS services available on PrivateLink also support private connectivity over AWS Direct Connect, so that applications in your own data centers will be able to connect to AWS services via the Amazon private network using the service endpoints.

AWS services currently available on AWS PrivateLink include Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Kinesis Streams, Service Catalog and EC2 Systems Manager, and support for additional AWS services will be added in the coming months. AWS PrivateLink is available in all the commercial regions except China (Beijing). For the region availability of each individual services, please check service details. For pricing of VPC Endpoints, please refer to VPC Pricing. To learn more about PrivateLink, read the PrivateLink documentation and visit the AWS Blog. To learn more about VPC and Endpoints, please visit Amazon VPC.