Posted On: Apr 24, 2019

AWS Global Accelerator is now available in Europe (London), Europe (Paris), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Canada (Central) AWS Regions. Previously, AWS Global Accelerator was already available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) AWS Regions.

AWS Global Accelerator is 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. Global Accelerator makes it easier to run your applications across multiple AWS Regions or move them between regions without changing the front-end interface for your users.

With AWS Global Accelerator, you pay only for what you use. You are charged for each accelerator that is provisioned and the amount of traffic in the dominant direction that flows through the accelerator.

To get started, visit the AWS Global Accelerator product page and review the documentation.