The AWS Cloud operates 46 Availability Zones within 17 geographic Regions around the world, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more Regions in Bahrain, France, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and a second AWS GovCloud Region in the US.

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 46 Availability Zones within 17 geographic Regions around the world.

AWS Global Infrastructure
Infrastructure Region

Region & Number of Availability Zones

US East
N. Virginia (6), Ohio (3)

US West
N. California (3), Oregon (3)

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

Canada
Central (2)

China
Beijing (2), Ningxia (2)

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

South America
São Paulo (3)

AWS GovCloud (US-West) (2)

Region Coming Soon

New Region (coming soon)

Bahrain

France

Hong Kong SAR, China

Sweden

AWS GovCloud (US-East)

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.

The AWS Cloud has announced plans to expand with 15 new Availability Zones in five new geographic Regions: Bahrain, France, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and a second AWS GovCloud Region in the US.

North America Locations

US East (Northern Virginia) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 6
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-West) Region
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
Launched 2011

Canada (Central)
EC2 Availability Zones: 2
Launched 2016
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AWS Edge Network Locations:

North America

Edge locations - Ashburn, VA (3); Atlanta GA (3); Boston, MA; Chicago, IL (2); Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (4); Denver, CO; Hayward, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA (2); Miami, FL (2); Minneapolis, MN; Montreal, QC; New York, NY (3); Newark, NJ (2); Palo Alto, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Philadelphia, PA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA (3); South Bend, IN; St. Louis, MO; Toronto, ON

Regional Edge Caches - Northern Virginia; Ohio; Oregon

*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: 3
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 (6); Helsinki, Finland; London, England (5); Madrid, Spain (2); Manchester, England; Marseille, France; Milan, Italy; Munich, Germany; Palermo, Italy; Paris, France (3); Prague, Czech Republic; Stockholm, Sweden (3); Vienna, Austria; Warsaw, Poland; and Zurich, Switzerland.

Regional Edge Caches - Frankfurt, Germany; London, England

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

Edge locations - Chennai, India; Hong Kong, China (3); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, the Philippines; Melbourne, Australia; Mumbai, India (2); New Delhi, India; Osaka, Japan; Seoul, Korea (3); Singapore (2); Sydney, Australia; Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan (5)

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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