Posted On: Mar 9, 2020
Starting today, customers can easily enable AWS Local Zones themselves from the new “Settings” section of the EC2 Console or ModifyAvailabilityZoneGroup API. Once enabled, customers can create and manage resources in Local Zones using the same APIs and Management Console they use for Availability Zones in AWS Regions today.
AWS Local Zones are a type of AWS infrastructure deployment that places compute, storage, and other select services closer to customers, giving them the ability to run applications on AWS that require single-digit millisecond latencies to their end-users or on-premise installations. The first AWS Local Zone is generally available in Los Angeles, California.