Posted On: Jan 11, 2022

Today we are announcing the general availability of AWS Local Zones in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Seattle. 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 is 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 16 metro areas – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, and Seattle. With over 30 new AWS Local Zones launching in major cities around the world starting in 2022, customers will be able to deliver ultra-low latency applications to end-users worldwide.

You can enable AWS Local Zones from the Zone tab in Settings of the EC2 console, or ModifyAvailabilityZoneGroup API. To learn more, please visit the AWS Local Zones website.