Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

Today, AWS announces the general availability of a new AWS Local Zone in Atlanta, Georgia. This new Local Zone supports Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C6i, M6i, R6i, C6gn, and P5 instances and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volume types gp2, gp3, io1, sc1, and st1. With the P5 instances, you can now train and deploy complex large language models (LLMs) and diffusion models in the Atlanta Local Zone, powering your demanding generative AI application. You can also access Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Application Load Balancer, and AWS Direct Connect in this new Local Zone to support a broad set of workloads at the edge.

Local Zones are an AWS infrastructure deployment that places compute, storage, database, and other select services closer to large population, industry, and IT centers where no AWS Region exists. You can use 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, and AR/VR.

Local Zones are available in the US in 15 other metro areas and globally in an additional 17 metro areas, helping you deliver low-latency applications to end users worldwide. For more information about where other Local Zones are available, visit AWS Local Zones locations.

You can enable the new Local Zone in Atlanta (us-east-1-atl-2a) from the Zones tab in the Amazon EC2 console settings or the ModifyAvailabilityZoneGroup API. Check out AWS Local Zones pricing for information on Amazon EC2 instances available as On-Demand Instances, Spot Instances, or part of Savings Plans in the new Local Zone in Atlanta. To learn more, see AWS Local Zones. P5 instances are now also available in the new Atlanta Local Zone in the p5.48xlarge size. To learn more about P5 instances, see Amazon EC2 P5 Instances.