The AWS Cloud operates 35 Availability Zones within 13 geographic Regions around the world, with 9 more Availability Zones and 4 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 35 Availability Zones within 13 geographic Regions around the world.

AWS Global Infrastructure

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 9 new Availability Zones in new geographic Regions: Montreal in Canada, Ningxia in China, Ohio in the United States, and the United Kingdom.

North America Locations

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

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

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

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


AWS Edge Locations:

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

Canada - Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON

*New customers can access four EC2 Availability Zones in US East (Northern Virginia) and two 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 Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil (2)

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Europe Middle East Africa Locations

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

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


AWS Edge Locations: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2), Dublin, Ireland, Frankfurt, Germany (3), London, England (3), Madrid, Spain, Marseille, France, Milan, Italy, Paris, France (2), Stockholm, Sweden, and Warsaw, Poland

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

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

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