S3 Express One Zone Availability Zones and Regions - Amazon Simple Storage Service

S3 Express One Zone Availability Zones and Regions

An Availability Zone is one or more discrete data centers with redundant power, networking, and connectivity in an AWS Region. To optimize low-latency retrievals, objects in the Amazon S3 Express One Zone storage class are redundantly stored in S3 directory buckets in a single Availability Zone that's local to your compute workload. When you create a directory bucket, you choose the Availability Zone and AWS Region where your bucket will be located.

AWS maps the physical Availability Zones randomly to the Availability Zone names for each AWS account. This approach helps to distribute resources across the Availability Zones in an AWS Region, instead of resources likely being concentrated in the first Availability Zone for each Region. As a result, the Availability Zone us-east-1a for your AWS account might not represent the same physical location as us-east-1a for a different AWS account. For more information, see Regions and Availability Zones in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

To coordinate Availability Zones across accounts, you must use the AZ ID, which is a unique and consistent identifier for an Availability Zone. For example, use1-az1 is an AZ ID for the us-east-1 Region and it has the same physical location in every AWS account. The following illustration shows how the AZ IDs are the same for every account, even though the Availability Zone names might be mapped differently for each account.

Illustration showing Availability Zone mapping and Regions.

With S3 Express One Zone, your data is redundantly stored on multiple devices within a single Availability Zone. S3 Express One Zone is designed for 99.95 percent availability within a single Availability Zone and is backed by the Amazon S3 Service Level Agreement. For more information, see Single Availability Zone

S3 Express One Zone is supported in the following Regions and Availability Zones:

S3 Express One Zone supported Regions and Availability Zones
Region name Region code Availability Zone ID
US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1 use1-az4
US West (Oregon) us-west-2 usw2-az1
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ap-northeast-1 apne1-az1
Europe (Stockholm) eu-north-1 eun1-az1