Amazon AWS: AWS launches Local Zone in Denver

Jul 28, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

AWS just announced the availability of local zones in Denver, Colorado. With the new local zones in Denver, customers can now deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to on-premises installations and end-users in Denver. Amazon Web Services said it is happy to announce the availability of its AWS Local Zones in Denver. It also promises to continue delivering for its customers.

AWS Local Zones are infrastructures that make AWS services such as AWS compute and storage available in locations where the AWS region isn’t present. Amazon Web Services first launched its Local Zone service in Los Angeles in 2019. It also set up another Local Zone in Los Angeles in 2020. AWS has since added five more Local Zones this year.

AWS Press Release on July 27, 2021

Today we are announcing the general availability of AWS Local Zones in Denver. Customers can now use the new Local Zone to deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end-users or on-premises installations in the Denver metro area.

AWS Local Zones are a type of AWS infrastructure deployment that places AWS compute, storage, database, and other select services closer to large population, industry, and IT centers where no AWS Region exists today. You can use AWS Local Zones to run applications that require single-digit millisecond latency for use cases such as real-time gaming, hybrid migrations, media & entertainment content creation, live video streaming, engineering simulations, AR/VR, and machine learning inference at the edge.

With this launch, AWS Local Zones are now generally available in Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Philadelphia. With an additional 9 Local Zones launching in 2021 in Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, and Seattle, customers will be able to deliver ultra-low latency applications to end-users in cities across the US.

You can enable AWS Local Zones yourself from the “Settings” section of the EC2 Console or ModifyAvailabilityZoneGroup API. To learn more, please visit the AWS Local Zones website.