Posted On: May 11, 2021

Today we are announcing the general availability of AWS Local Zones in Boston, Houston, and Miami. Customers can now use these new AWS Local Zones to deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end-users or on-premises installations in Boston, Houston, and Miami metro areas.

AWS Local Zones are a type of AWS infrastructure deployment that places AWS compute, storage, database, and other select services closer to large population, industry, and IT centers where no AWS Region exists today. You can use AWS Local Zones to run applications that require single-digit millisecond latency for use cases such as real-time gaming, hybrid migrations, media & entertainment content creation, live video streaming, engineering simulations, AR/VR, and machine learning inference at the edge.

AWS Local Zones are now generally available in Los Angeles, Boston, Houston, and Miami. With an additional 12 Local Zones launching in 2021 in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, and Seattle, customers will be able to deliver ultra-low latency applications to end-users in cities across the US.

You can enable AWS Local Zones yourself from the “Settings” section of the EC2 Console or ModifyAvailabilityZoneGroup API. To learn more, please refer to our blog or visit the AWS Local Zones website.