AWS Global Infrastructure
- The AWS Global infrastructure is built around Regions and Availability Zones (AZs). So far, there are:
- 50+ Availability Zones
- 18 Geographic Regions
- 1 Local Region
AWS Regions and Availability Zones. Source: AWS
- Regions provide multiple, physically separated and isolated Availability Zones which are connected with low latency, high throughput, and highly redundant networking.
- Availability Zones offer highly availability, fault tolerance, and scalability.
- Consist of one or more discrete data centers, each with redundant power, networking, and connectivity, housed in separate facilities.
- An Availability Zone is represented by a region code followed by a letter identifier; for example, us-east-1a.
- An AWS Local Region is a single datacenter designed to complement an existing AWS Region.
- Edge locations are locations where end users access services located at AWS.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect is consistently among the top paying IT certifications in the world, considering that Amazon Web Services is the leading cloud services platform with almost 50% market share! Earn over $150,000 per year with an AWS certification!
Subscribe to our newsletter for more helpful AWS training notes and blogs like this and answer as many AWS practice exams as you can. 🙂