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AWS Global Infrastructure: Availability Zones, Regions, Edge Locations, Regional Edge Caches

In this post, we’ll take a look at the components that make up the AWS  Global Infrastructure.

The components are:

  • Availability Zones (AZs)
  • Regions
  • Edge Locations
  • Regional Edge Caches

If you are deploying services on AWS, you’ll want to have a clear understanding of each of these components, how they are linked, and how you can use them within your solution to YOUR maximum benefit. Let’s take a closer look.

Relevant links:

AWS Library

AWS outage article

Multi-Region VPC connectivity

Course: AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM)

Course: Amazon CloudFront

AWS Service Region Table

AWS GovCloud

EC2 Instance types explained

Working with Amazon CloudFront

Serve your files using CloudFront CDN 

Configuring a Static Website with S3 and CloudFront 

Minimize latency with Lambda@Edge

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