The AWS Cloud operates 42 Availability Zones within 16 geographic Regions around the world, with five more Availability Zones and two more Regions coming online throughout the next year.

The AWS Cloud infrastructure is built around Regions and Availability Zones (“AZs”). A Region is a physical location in the world where we have multiple Availability Zones. Availability Zones consist of one or more discrete data centers, each with redundant power, networking and connectivity, housed in separate facilities. These Availability Zones offer you the ability to operate production applications and databases which are more highly available, fault tolerant and scalable than would be possible from a single data center. The AWS Cloud operates 42 Availability Zones within 16 geographic Regions around the world.

AWS Global Infrastructure
Infrastructure Region

Region & Number of Availability Zones

AWS GovCloud (2)

US West
Oregon (3), Northern California (3)

US East
Northern Virginia (5), Ohio (3)

Canada
Central (2)

South America
São Paulo (3)

Europe
Ireland (3), Frankfurt (2), London (2)

Asia Pacific
Singapore (2), Sydney (3), Tokyo (3), Seoul (2), Mumbai (2)

China
Beijing (2)

Region Coming Soon

New Region (coming soon)

Paris

Ningxia

Unlike virtually every other technology infrastructure provider, each AWS Region has multiple Availability Zones and data centers. As we’ve learned from running the leading cloud infrastructure technology platform since 2006, customers who care about the availability and performance of their applications want to deploy these applications across multiple Availability Zones in the same region for fault tolerance and low latency. Availability Zones are connected to each other with fast, private fiber-optic networking, enabling you to easily architect applications that automatically fail-over between Availability Zones without interruption.

In addition to replicating applications and data across multiple data centers in the same Region using Availability Zones, you can also choose to increase redundancy and fault tolerance further by replicating data between geographic Regions. You can do so using both private, high speed networking and public internet connections to provide an additional layer of business continuity, or to provide low latency access across the globe.

You retain complete control and ownership over the region in which your data is physically located, making it easy to meet regional compliance and data residency requirements.

Throughout the next year, the AWS Global Infrastructure will expand with at least five new Availability Zones in new geographic Regions: Ningxia in China and Paris in France.

North America Locations

US East (Northern Virginia) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 5
Launched 2006

US East (Ohio) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 3
Launched 2016

US West (Oregon) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 3
Launched 2011

US West (Northern California) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 3*
Launched 2009

AWS GovCloud (US) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
Launched 2011

Canada (Central)
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
Launched 2016


AWS Edge Network Locations:

United States

Edge locations - Ashburn, VA (3), Atlanta GA (2), Chicago, IL, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (2), Hayward, CA, Jacksonville, FL, Los Angeles, CA (2), Miami, FL, Minneapolis, MN, New York, NY (3), Newark, NJ, Palo Alto, CA, Philadelphia, PA, San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA, South Bend, IN, St. Louis, MO

Regional Edge Caches - Northern Virginia, Oregon

Canada

Edge locations - Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON

*New customers can access two EC2 Availability Zones in US West (Northern California).


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South America Locations

South America (São Paulo) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 3*
Launched 2011


AWS Edge Network Locations

Edge locations - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil (2)

Regional Edge Caches - São Paulo, Brazil

*New customers can access two EC2 Availability Zones in South America (São Paulo)

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Europe Middle East Africa Locations

Europe (Ireland) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 3
Launched 2007

Europe (Frankfurt) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
Launched 2014

Europe (London) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
Launched 2016


AWS Edge Network Locations

Edge locations - Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2), Berlin, Germany, Dublin, Ireland, Frankfurt, Germany (5), London, England (4), Madrid, Spain, Marseille, France, Milan, Italy, Munich, Germany, Paris, France (2), Prague, Czech Republic, Stockholm, Sweden, Vienna, Austria, Warsaw, Poland and Zurich, Switzerland.

Regional Edge Caches - Frankfurt, Germany

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Asia Pacific Locations

Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
Launched 2010

Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 3*
Launched 2011

Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 3
Launched 2012

Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
Launched 2016

Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
Launched 2016

China (Beijing) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
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AWS Edge Network Locations

Edge locations - Chennai, India, Hong Kong, China (3), Manila, the Philippines, Melbourne, Australia, Mumbai, India (2), New Delhi, India, Osaka, Japan, Seoul, Korea (3), Singapore (2), Sydney, Australia, Taipei, Taiwan, Tokyo, Japan (3)

Regional Edge Caches - Mumbai, India, Seoul, Korea, Singapore, Sydney, Australia, Tokyo, Japan

*New customers can access two EC2 Availability Zones in Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

 

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