AWS Cloud Regions
Introduction AWS Regions
AWS has Data Centers all over the world.
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Selecting a Region
There are different reasons to choose a specific region.
Those reasons could be:
- Data regulations
- Customer proximity
- Service availability
Government Regulations and Data Governance
Some countries do not allow sensitive data to be processed and stored abroad.
Your company might require that all company data shall reside in the country.
Selecting a region near your customers can help to make the services faster.
Imagine that your company is based in Seattle and your customers in Norway.
You might want to consider having the infrastructure in a Data Center near you.
Simultaneously, have the applications running in a Data Center near your customers in Norway.
Using sites near your customers results in faster content delivery, giving them a better experience.
Region Availability Services
All AWS Data Centers do not support all services and features.
AWS makes new services all the time.
Making services available requires AWS to build infrastructure in the Data Centers.
As a result, the services might not have come to a Data Center near you yet.
You can select a region to access specific services.
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There are many factors in how the prices are set.
For example, the prices might vary from region to region.
You will learn more about pricing in a later chapter.