Posted On: Aug 25, 2021
Amazon IoT Core is now integrated with Amazon PrivateLink, in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, enabling you to create private IoT Core data endpoints in your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using Interface VPC Endpoints. Amazon PrivateLink is an Amazon Web Services technology that enables private communication between your VPC and Amazon Web Services, such as IoT Core, by using private IP addresses that are not reachable from the public internet and do not require an internet gateway or NAT device to access. When used in conjunction with one of the many network-to-VPC connectivity options, your IoT Core VPC endpoint can function as though it were hosted directly on your private network.
Many customers want to connect physical devices in the field with Amazon IoT Core using private networks such as private APNs or VPNs. For example, customers collecting data from machines in a connected factory may not want to expose their local factory network to the public internet for safety and security reasons. By using VPC endpoints, customers can now enable their devices to connect to Amazon IoT Core using an endpoint that resolves to a private IP address within their VPC subnet. In addition, customers can restrict access to IoT Core to only allow connections over their VPC endpoint.
IoT Core data VPC endpoints are now available in all regions where Amazon IoT Core is present, including the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Visit the VPC endpoints documentation page to learn more about this feature and get started. For more information about Amazon IoT Core, visit the product page. For information on Interface Endpoint pricing, see the Amazon PrivateLink pricing page.