Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of its AWS Europe (Zurich) Region to give Swiss and other European organizations more availability choices.
Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at AWS said: “With the new AWS Europe (Zurich) Region, we have seven AWS Regions and 21 Availability Zones across Europe in Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, and now Zurich.”
With the launch of the AWS Europe (Zurich) Region, AWS has 90 Availability Zones across 28 geographic regions, with announced plans to launch 21 more Availability Zones and seven more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, and Thailand.
AWS Regions are composed of Availability Zones that place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations. The AWS Europe (Zurich) Region consists of three Availability Zones and is the seventh AWS Region in Europe. Availability Zones are located far enough from each other to support customers’ business continuity, but near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications that use multiple Availability Zones. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected through redundant, ultra-low latency networks.
AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even greater fault tolerance.
The launch of the AWS Europe (Zurich) Region will also enable local customers with data residency requirements to store data securely in Switzerland, while providing customers with even lower latency across the country.