Posted On: Jan 7, 2014

We are excited to announce the launch of edge locations in Taipei, Taiwan and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is our first edge location in Taiwan and our second edge location in Brazil (joining Sao Paulo). These new locations will improve performance and availability for end users of your applications being served by Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53, and they bring the total number of AWS edge locations to 51 worldwide.

These new edge locations support all Amazon CloudFront functionality, including accelerating your entire website (static, dynamic and interactive content), live and on-demand streaming media, and security features like custom SSL certificates, private content and geo-restriction of content. They also support all Amazon Route 53 functionality including health checks, DNS failover, and latency-based routing.

The pricing for the edge location in Taipei is the same as that in Hong Kong, the Philippines, South Korea and Singapore, and the pricing for the edge location in Rio de Janeiro is the same as that in Sao Paulo. That means your end users in these regions will benefit from the lower latency without any additional costs.

To learn more about Amazon CloudFront, please visit the Amazon CloudFront detail page. To learn more about Amazon Route 53, please visit the Amazon Route 53 detail page.