Why Cloud Infrastructure Matters
The AWS global infrastructure delivers a cloud infrastructure companies can depend on—no matter their size, changing needs, or challenges. The AWS Global Infrastructure is designed and built to deliver the most flexible, reliable, scalable, and secure cloud computing environment with the highest quality global network performance available today. Every component of the AWS infrastructure is design and built for redundancy and reliability, from regions to networking links to load balancers to routers and firmware. Explore our infrastructure with this interactive map.
AWS Global Infrastructure Map
The AWS Cloud spans 66 Availability Zones within 21 geographic Regions around the world, with announced plans for 12 more Availability Zones and four more Regions in Bahrain, Cape Town, Jakarta, and Milan.
Regions & Number of Availability Zones
N. Virginia (6), Ohio (3)
N. California (3), Oregon (4)
Mumbai (3), Seoul (3), Singapore (3), Sydney (3), Tokyo (4), Osaka-Local (1), Hong Kong SAR (3)
Beijing (2), Ningxia (3)
Frankfurt (3), Ireland (3), London (3), Paris (3), Stockholm (3)
São Paulo (3)
US-East (3), US-West (3)
New Region (Coming Soon)
Performance is a key driver of the design of the AWS Global Infrastructure. Whether it is compute, storage, database or networking, companies need a high-performing, low latency cloud infrastructure that has virtually unlimited capacity, provides high availability, and responds to changing needs fast, without any drop in performance.
At AWS, Availability Zones are the core of our infrastructure architecture and they form the foundation of AWS’s and customers’ reliability and operations. Availability Zones are designed for physical redundancy and provide resilience, enabling uninterrupted performance, even in the event of power outages, Internet downtime, floods, and other natural disasters.
Security at AWS starts with our core infrastructure. Custom-built for the cloud and designed to meet the more stringent security requirements in the world, our infrastructure is monitored 24/7 to help ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our customers’ data. Customers can build on the most secure global infrastructure, knowing they always own their data, including the ability to encrypt it, move it, and manage retention.
The AWS Global Infrastructure is designed and built for redundancy and reliability, from regions to networking links to load balancers to routers to firmware. For example, in order to offer maximum resiliency against system disruptions, AWS builds its data centers in multiple geographic Regions as well as across multiple AZs within each Region. Each Region is isolated from the others. And AWS AZs are true AZs: completely separate buildings kilometers apart for complete redundancy.
The AWS Global Infrastructure enables companies to be extremely flexible and take advantage of the conceptually infinite scalability of the cloud. AWS compute capacity is increasing at an unparalleled rate - adding the compute capacity of a Fortune 500 company every day. This constant increase in capacity drives the increasing automation of AWS processes and operational practices, helping ensure the companies that rely on AWS don’t miss a beat. Companies can quickly spin up resources as they need them, deploying hundreds of even thousands of servers in minutes.
With the industry’s most extensive datacenter footprint, the AWS Global Infrastructure enables more customers to benefit from cloud economics and reduce the TCO of their overall IT infrastructure. By deploying and delivering their workloads in the AWS Cloud, a 2018 IDC research report indicates that customers can achieve important financial benefits that help increase growth, drive efficiencies, and realize important long-term cost reductions, including: 51% lower 5-year cost of operations, 62% more efficient IT infrastructure staff, and 90% less staff time to deploy new storage.