AWS Local Zones are a type of AWS infrastructure deployment that places AWS Compute, Storage, Database, and other selected AWS services closer to the large population, industry, and IT centers where no AWS region currently exists. AWS local zones can be used to run applications that require single-digit milliseconds of delay in use cases such as real-time gaming, hybrid migrations, multimedia and entertainment content creation, live video streaming, engineering simulations, AR / VR, and learning inference machine gun on the edge.
Today, at the AWS re: Invent conference, AWS announced that it will launch over 30 new AWS local zones in major cities around the world. New AWS local zones will be available from 2022 in over 21 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, Norway , Philippines, Poland, Portugal and South Africa along with 16 local zones in the United States, enabling customers to serve end-users worldwide with even lower latency.
Amazon’s cloud computing resources are hosted in multiple locations around the world. These locations are made up of AWS regions, availability zones, and local zones. Each AWS region is a separate geographic area that has many isolated locations known as Availability Zones. The AWS cloud currently includes 81 availability zones in 25 geographic regions (Regions) around the world.
Each AWS local zone location is an extension of the AWS region where you can run latency-sensitive applications using AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon File Storage, and Amazon Elastic Load Balancing in close proximity geographic location of end users. AWS Local Zones provide a secure, high-bandwidth connection between local workloads and those operating in the AWS region, allowing you to seamlessly connect to the full range of local services through the same APIs and toolkits.
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