Posted On: Feb 7, 2022

Starting today, AWS customers can use AWS PrivateLink to access Amazon Forecast services from their Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) without using public IPs, and without requiring the traffic to traverse across the Internet to connect to Amazon Forecast. With this launch, customers can also gain additional access control of the VPC endpoints through usage of VPC endpoint policies. Forecast uses machine learning (ML) to help generate more accurate demand forecasts, without requiring any ML experience. Forecast brings the same technology used at Amazon to developers as a fully managed service, removing the need to manage resources.

Using AWS PrivateLink, you can access Amazon Forecast more easily and securely by keeping your outbound traffic to Amazon Forecast within the Amazon VPC network, while significantly simplifying your internal network architecture. You no longer need to use an Internet Gateway, Network Address Translation (NAT) devices, or firewall proxies to connect to Amazon Forecast.

AWS PrivateLink support for Amazon Forecast is now available in all regions where Amazon Forecast is supported. To learn more about how to create VPC endpoints and how to use these endpoints to make calls to Amazon Forecast through VPC endpoints, please visit the Jupyter Notebook available on our Forecast GitHub repository. You can also visit our AWS Documentation for the Forecast VPC endpoints here.