Posted On: Jan 11, 2021

The Amazon EC2 API now supports the IPv6 protocol, allowing applications to connect over IPv6. This allows you to more easily meet IPv6 compliance requirements, more easily integrate with existing IPv6-based on-premises applications, and remove the need for expensive networking equipment to handle the address translation between IPv4 and IPv6.

To use this new capability, point your applications to use Amazon EC2’s new dual-stack endpoints which support both IPv4 and IPv6. In most cases, no further configuration is required, because many network clients will prefer IPv6 addresses by default.

Usage of Amazon EC2’s new dual-stack endpoints are available at no additional charge. The new endpoints are generally available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Mumbai) and South America (São Paulo).

To learn more, see Amazon EC2 service endpoints in the Amazon EC2 documentation.