AWS has launched a Local Zone Edge location in Denver, Colorado.
Local Zones act as Edge locations to host applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end-users or on-premises installations.
“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,” the company said in a short statement announcing the news.
The company offers select services (compute, storage, database, etc.) close to population centers for latency-sensitive applications, usually where it doesn't have an existing data center footprint. Each Zone is a ‘child’ of a particular parent region, and is managed by the control plane in that region. US West (Oregon) is the parent region of the Denver Local Zone.
As well as Denver, AWS Local Zones are now generally available in Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Philadelphia.
Nine additional Local Zones are due to launch in 2021 in Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, and Seattle.