Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the availability of its new US East (Ohio) Region consisting of three separate of Availability Zones at launch.
AWS refers to data centers as Availability Zones -- distinct locations within a single region that are engineered to be operationally independent of other Availability Zones, with independent power, cooling, and physical security, and are connected via a low latency network. Customers can architect their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even higher reliability and fault tolerance.
Along with US East (N. Virginia), the US East (Ohio) Region provides low latency across the eastern and central United States (US).
AWS now provides 38 Availability Zones across 14 technology infrastructure regions globally.
In the United States alone, AWS now has 16 Availability Zones across five regions. AWS has announced that another nine Availability Zones and four regions in Canada, the UK, France, and China are planned to come online in the coming months.
“Our customers tell us that by running their applications in the AWS Cloud, they are able to move faster, operate more securely, and save substantial costs--all while leveraging the scale and performance of AWS,” said Peter DeSantis, Vice President, Infrastructure at AWS. “Now with five highly scalable regions across the United States, AWS customers have multiple options for providing US-based end users low-latency access to cloud applications, as well as the opportunity to architect a variety of inter-region backup and disaster recovery operations for even greater availability.”
- AWS is also building a 100 megawatt wind farm Paulding County, Ohio. When operational, which is expected by May 2017, Amazon Wind Farm US Central will produce 320,000 megawatt hours of wind energy annually directly onto the grid powering the data centers in the AWS US East (Ohio) Region and other current and future AWS data centers.