Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

Today we are announcing the general availability of AWS Local Zones in Las Vegas, New York City (located in New Jersey) and Portland. Customers can now use these new Local Zones to deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end-users or for on-premises installations in these three 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 and entertainment content creation, live video streaming, engineering simulations, AR/VR, and machine learning inference at the edge.

With this launch, AWS Local Zones are now generally available in 13 metro areas - Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City (located in New Jersey), Philadelphia, and Portland. With an additional three Local Zones launching later in 2021 in Atlanta, Phoenix, 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 from the “Settings” section of the EC2 Console or ModifyAvailabilityZoneGroup API. To learn more, please visit the AWS Local Zones website.