Posted On: Apr 29, 2024

Today, AWS announces the general availability of AWS Local Zones in Honolulu, Hawaii. You can now use Local Zones in Honolulu to deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency or local data processing. In this new Local Zone, you can access Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Application Load Balancer, and AWS Direct Connect to support a broad set of workloads at the edge.

Local Zones are an AWS infrastructure deployment that place 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, augmented reality, and virtual reality.

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

You can enable the new Local Zone in Honolulu from the Zones tab in the Amazon EC2 console settings or the ModifyAvailabilityZoneGroup API. To learn more, visit Local Zones.