AWS Lake Formation now supports AWS PrivateLink
[AWS Lake Formation](/lake-formation/) now support managed VPC endpoints (powered by [AWS PrivateLink](https://aws.amazon.com/privatelink/)) to access a data lake in a [Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)](/vpc/). With AWS Lake Formation-managed endpoints, you can now authorize access to the data lake for client applications and services inside of your VPC and on-premises using private IP connectivity. You can also configure [VPC endpoint policies](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/vpc/latest/privatelink/vpc-endpoints-access.html#vpc-endpoint-policies) to have finer grained control over how services access AWS Lake Formation. AWS Lake Formation is a service that makes it easy to set up a secure Amazon S3 data lake in days. A data lake is a centralized, curated, and secured repository that stores all your data, both in its original form and prepared for analysis. A data lake enables you to break down data silos and combine different types of analytics to gain insights and guide better decisions. AWS PrivateLink support for AWS Lake Formation is available in the same [AWS regions](/about-aws/global-infrastructure/regional-product-services/) as AWS Lake Formation. To learn more, see [Data Lakes and Analytics on AWS](/big-data/datalakes-and-analytics/) and visit the [AWS Lake Formation Developer Guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/lake-formation/latest/dg/what-is-lake-formation.html).