AWS Regions

AWS Global Infrastructure at a glance!

With a new region launched in Switzerland πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ last week, AWS now have 28 active Regions and 90 Availability Zones! Let’s break down what it actually means ⬇️

π–π‘πšπ­ 𝐒𝐬 𝐀𝐖𝐒 π‘πžπ π’π¨π§? It is a separate geographic area that consists of multiple separate Availability Zones (AZ). AWS offers Regions with a multiple AZ design.

π–π‘πšπ­ 𝐒𝐬 π€π―πšπ’π₯πšπ›π’π₯𝐒𝐭𝐲 π™π¨π§πž? 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.

π–π‘πšπ­ 𝐒𝐬 𝐚 πƒπšπ­πš π‚πžπ§π­πžπ«? 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

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