What is AWS?
AWS is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power,database storage,content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Explore how millions of customers are currently leveraging AWS cloud products and solutions to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.
Amazon Web Services(AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis with a free-tier option available for 12 months. Amazon Web Services was officially launched on March 14,2006, combining the three initial service offerings of Amazon S3 cloud storage,SQS,and EC2. AWS has more than 70 services including computing, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools,and tools for the Internet of Things. The most popular include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service(S3).
AWS Global infrastructure
The AWS Cloud operates 54 Availability Zones within 18 geographic Regions around the world.(Till Feb, 2018).
Region is a collection of availability zones that are geographically located close to one other. Each region is a separate geographic area. There is no technical definition for AWS Region. Each region has multiple, isolated locations known as Availability Zones.
These are essentially the physical data centers of AWS. This is the place where actual compute,storage,network,and database resources are hosted. A single availability zone is equal to a single data center. Each region will contains minimum of two Availability Zones
Edge locations are CDN end points. Edge locations are located in most of the major cities around the world and are specifically used by Cloud Front(CDN) to distribute content to end user to reduce latency. We have 98 Edge locations in 50 cities across 23 countries.
Amazon CloudFront is a web service that gives businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute content with low latency and high data transfer speeds.
Region Codes & Names
US East (N.Virginia)
US East (Ohio)
US West (N. California)
US West (Oregon)
Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
Asia Pacific (Seoul)
Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Asia Pacific (Sydney)
Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
South America (São Paulo)
AWS GovCloud (US)
- AWS Gov Cloud(US) account provides access to the AWS Gov Cloud(US) region only.
- AWS(China) account provides access to the China(Beijing) region only.
Region & Number of Availability Zones
Virginia (6), Ohio (3)
N.California (3), Oregon(3)
São Paulo (3)
AWS Gov Cloud
Frankfurt (3), Ireland (3), London (2)
Mumbai (2), Seoul (2), Singapore (2), Sydney (3), Tokyo (3)
New Region (coming soon)
Bahrain, HongKong SAR, China,Sweden,AWS Gov Cloud (US-East)