Posted On: Aug 7, 2020

Amazon EC2 is now available through VPC endpoints in the Europe (Milan) and Africa (Cape Town) regions, allowing you to access Amazon EC2 from within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) without traversing the internet.

VPC endpoints for Amazon EC2 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 EC2 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 EC2 remains within the Amazon network, and is thus protected from the public internet. You can create an interface VPC endpoint for Amazon EC2 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 EC2 costs to use this feature. For VPC Endpoints, Interface VPC endpoint charges apply. To learn more, see EC2 VPC Endpoints in the Amazon EC2 Developer Guide.