Posted On: Jun 5, 2020

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) has added support for AWS PrivateLink in three additional regions: Africa (Cape Town), Europe (Milan), and Middle East (Bahrain).

PrivateLink is a networking technology designed to enable access to AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner, while keeping all the network traffic within the AWS network. With PrivateLink, your traffic does not traverse the Internet, reducing the exposure to threats such as brute force and distributed denial-of-service attacks. ECS integration with PrivateLink allows the ECS agent on your EC2 instances to securely communicate directly with the ECS control plane without needing a NAT gateway or internet gateway in your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). 

With this launch, ECS integration with PrivateLink is available in all regions where ECS is available. To learn more about how ECS supports PrivateLink, read this blog or visit the documentation.