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

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AWS Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 29 certification 1 lab-steps 11 description 4
DevOps Engineer – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 35 certification 5 lab-steps 18 quiz-steps 2 description 3
Fundamentals of AWS
course-steps 6 certification 6 lab-steps 6 description 2


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


AWS Global Infrastructure1.pdf

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