Posted On: Nov 26, 2018

Today, we are excited to announce AWS Global Accelerator, a network layer service that you can deploy in front of your internet applications to improve the availability and performance for your globally-distributed user base. AWS Global Accelerator uses AWS’ vast, highly available and congestion-free global network to direct internet traffic from your users to your applications running in AWS Regions. With AWS Global Accelerator, your users are directed to your application based on geographic location, application health, and routing policies that you can configure. AWS Global Accelerator also allocates static anycast IP addresses that are globally unique for your application and do not change, thus removing the need to update clients as your application scales.

You can easily get started by provisioning your Accelerator and associating it with your applications running on: Network Load Balancers, Application Load Balancers, or Elastic IP addresses. AWS Global Accelerator then allocates two static IP addresses that are anycast from the AWS edge network and serve as a front-end interface for your applications. Global Accelerator supports both TCP and UDP protocols. Your application’s health is continuously monitored and Global Accelerator only directs your users to healthy endpoints. It is now easy to run your applications across multiple AWS Regions or move them between regions without changing the front-end interface for your users.

To get started, visit the AWS Global Accelerator website and review our documentation.