Posted On: Sep 2, 2021

Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points accelerate performance by up to 60% when accessing data sets that are replicated across multiple AWS Regions. Based on AWS Global Accelerator, S3 Multi-Region Access Points consider factors like network congestion and the location of the requesting application to dynamically route your requests over the AWS network to the lowest latency copy of your data. This automatic routing allows you to take advantage of the global infrastructure of AWS while maintaining a simple application architecture.

S3 Multi-Region Access Points provide a single global endpoint to access a data set that spans multiple S3 buckets in different AWS Regions. This allows you to build multi-region applications with the same simple architecture used in a single region, and then to run those applications anywhere in the world. Application requests made to an S3 Multi-Region Access Point’s global endpoint automatically route over the AWS global network to the S3 bucket with the lowest network latency. This allows applications to automatically avoid congested network segments on the public internet, improving application performance and reliability.

Applications running on-premises or within AWS can also connect to an S3 Multi-Region Access Point using AWS PrivateLink. Establishing a PrivateLink connection to an S3 Multi-Region Access point allows you to route S3 requests into AWS, or across multiple AWS Regions over a private connection using a very simple network architecture and configuration.

In addition to simplifying request routing for Amazon S3, S3 Multi-Region Access Points also give you a new S3 Management Console experience for managing all aspects of a multi-region S3 setup. In the S3 Management Console, S3 Multi-Region Access Points show a centralized view of the underlying replication topology, replication metrics, and your request routing configuration. This gives you an even easier way to build, manage, and monitor storage for multi-region applications.

You can get started with S3 Multi-Region Access Points using the Amazon S3 API, CLI, SDK, or with a few clicks in the S3 Management Console. To see the full list of supported AWS Regions, visit the S3 Multi-Region Access Points user guide.

S3 Multi-Region Access Points are available at a low per-GB request routing charge, plus an internet acceleration fee for requests that are made to S3 from outside of AWS. To see how S3 Multi-Region Access Points work, please see the overview and video. To learn more about S3 Multi-Region Access Points, visit the feature page, read the blog post, and visit the user guide.