AWS Global Infrastructure at a glance!
With a new region launched in Switzerland 🇨🇭 last week, AWS now have 28 active Regions and 90 Availability Zones! Let’s break down what it actually means ⬇️
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐀𝐖𝐒 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐧? It is a separate geographic area that consists of multiple separate Availability Zones (AZ). AWS offers Regions with a multiple AZ design.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐀𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐙𝐨𝐧𝐞? An Availability Zone (AZ) consists of one or more data centers at a location within an AWS Region. All AZs in an AWS Region are connected through redundant, ultra-low-latency networks.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫? A Data Center (DC) is a physical facility that houses all the necessary IT equipment, such as servers, storage, network systems, routers, firewalls, etc. Many Data Centers -> AZ, Many AZs-> Region, Many Regions -> AWS Global Infrastructure! Image credit: AWSGeek