Posted On: Aug 23, 2023

AWS Dedicated Local Zones are a type of AWS infrastructure that is fully managed by AWS, built for exclusive use by you or your community, and placed in a location or data center specified by you to help comply with regulatory requirements. Dedicated Local Zones can be operated by local AWS personnel and offer the same benefits of Local Zones, such as elasticity, scalability, and pay-as-you-go pricing, with added security and governance features. With Dedicated Local Zones, we work with you to configure your own Local Zones with the services and capabilities you need to meet your regulatory requirements.

AWS Dedicated Local Zones meet the same high AWS security standards that apply to AWS Regions and Local Zones. They also come with the same AWS Nitro System that powers recent-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances to help ensure confidentiality and integrity of your data. With Dedicated Local Zones, you can use the multitenancy features of the cloud to facilitate adoption across multiple AWS accounts created by your agencies and business units and reduce the operational overhead of managing on premises infrastructure. You can deploy multiple Dedicated Local Zones for resiliency and simplify your applications’ architecture by using consistent AWS infrastructure, APIs, and tools across different classifications of applications running in AWS Regions and Dedicated Local Zones. AWS services, such as Amazon EC2, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), and AWS Direct Connect are available in Dedicated Local Zones.

To learn more, see Dedicated Local Zones. For more information on the AWS Digital Sovereignty pledge, visit Digital Sovereignty.