Posted On: Dec 3, 2019

We are excited to announce the availability of Accelerated Site-to-Site VPN which uses AWS Global Accelerator to improve the performance of VPN connections by intelligently routing traffic through the AWS Global Network and AWS edge locations.

Previously, VPN connections might face inconsistent performance as traffic traverses multiple public networks to reach a VPN endpoint in AWS. Public networks, such as the public internet, can be congested. Each hop between and within public networks can introduce performance risks.

When creating an AWS Site-to-Site VPN connection to an AWS Transit Gateway, you can now enable Acceleration to take advantage of performance improvement using the AWS global network. Traffic from your customer gateway device is routed through the closest AWS edge location and traverses the congestion-free and redundant AWS global network, to reach your VPN endpoint in AWS.

Accelerated Site-to-Site VPN is available for AWS Transit Gateways in these AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), EU (Paris), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai). For more information on AWS Site-to-Site VPN, visit the VPN product page. For more information on AWS Global Accelerator, visit the Global Accelerator product page.