Posted On: Mar 3, 2020

Amazon SQS is now available through VPC endpoints in the Middle East (Bahrain) region, allowing you to access Amazon SQS within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) without traversing the internet.

VPC endpoints for Amazon SQS are powered by AWS PrivateLink, a highly available, scalable technology that provides secure, private connectivity between VPCs and AWS services. Amazon VPC endpoints are easy to configure and provide reliable connectivity to Amazon SQS without requiring an internet gateway, Network Address Translation (NAT) instance, or AWS Direct Connect connection. With VPC endpoints, the data between your Amazon VPC and Amazon SQS is transferred within the Amazon network, and thus protected from the public internet. You can create an interface VPC endpoint for Amazon SQS in your VPC using the Amazon VPC console, SDK or CLI. You can also access the VPC endpoint from on-premises environments or from other VPCs using AWS Direct Connect, or VPC Peering.  

There are no additional Amazon SQS costs to use this feature. For VPC Endpoints, Interface VPC endpoint charges apply. To learn more, see SQS VPC Endpoints in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.