Posted On: Mar 13, 2017

We are excited to announce the immediate availability of CloudWatch Events in our Canada (Central) region. The Canada (Central) region provides you with a new option for end users and applications benefiting from infrastructure located in Canada. With this new region, CloudWatch Events is now operating fifteen regions worldwide, bringing the total number of AWS Availability Zones to 40. You can learn more about our growing global infrastructure footprint at our Global Infrastructure page:

Amazon CloudWatch Events provides a stream of events describing changes to your AWS resources, such as when an application adds tags to an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) instance or unusual API call patterns are logged by AWS CloudTrail.  You simply write rules to indicate which events are of interest to your application and what automated action to take when a rule matches an event, such as stopping an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance, sending an Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) message, or adding the event to an Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) queue. You may also schedule cron-like actions, such as taking an Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volume snapshot every hour, at intervals down to 1-minute. 

We continue to expand our services globally, based in large part on customer input, so please continue to send us your feedback. In the meantime, we encourage you to take advantage of the new Canada(Central) region.