AWS Global Reach Now the question comes to our minds are where are the data centers of AWS which are shared with us? How we use them? From where does AWS operates? Where is our data going? Let’s answer all these questions one by one by understanding the terminologies involved in AWS. It’s said that AWS has 11 regions till now (some more to come soon), 50+ Edge-locations and many availability Zones across globe Regions- The data center locations where all the physical infrastructure resides are known as regions. Take a look at image below – So how would I know where my data is? We are given an option to choose a region where we want our data to reside. Based on availability of services, Prices of services and location of the target population to avoid latency (delay in response time of the request), we can decide the best possible region where our data can sit. Once we login to the console, on top right corner there is a default region which can then be changed based on our requirement- Availability Zones (AZs)- Within one region (say California), there are multiple data centers where our data is replicated. Each of those datacenter is known as Availability Zone. Something like shown below. One region has more than one availability zones for redundant data – Why is data duplicated in...Read More
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