Amazon Web Services this week announced the availability of its second US East Region in Ohio, joining the earlier US East region of North Virginia. The company claims that these 2 regions will provide low latency across the eastern and central United States (US).
With this launch, AWS now provides 38 Availability Zones across 14 technology infrastructure regions globally – with 16 Availability Zones across five regions in the United States alone.
Peter DeSantis, Vice President, Infrastructure at AWS stated :
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.
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 has announced that a further nine Availability Zones and four regions in Canada, the UK, France, and China are planned to come online in the coming months.