Available regions - Amazon Chime SDK

Available regions

The following tables list the features of the Amazon Chime SDK service and the AWS Regions that provide each service.

Note

Regions marked with an asterisk (*) must be enabled in your AWS account. AWS blocks those regions by default. For more information about enabling regions, see Enabling a Region in the AWS General Reference.

Meeting Regions

Amazon Chime SDK meetings have control Regions and media Regions. A control Region provides the API endpoint used to create, update and delete meetings. Control regions also receive and process Meeting events.

Media regions host the actual meetings, and clients connect to your media regions. You specify the media region when you call the CreateMeeting API.

A control region can create a meeting in any media region in the same AWS partition. However, you can only update a meeting in the control region used to create the meeting.

For more information about selecting control and media regions, see Using meeting Regions.

The following table lists the Regions that provide control, media, or both.

AWS Region Control Media

Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1)*

Yes

Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) Yes

Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2)

Yes

Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1)

Yes

Yes

Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2)

Yes

Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1)

Yes

Canada (Central) (ca-central-1)

Yes

Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1)

Yes

Yes

Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) Yes

Europe (London) (eu-west-2)

Yes

Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1)*

Yes

Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3)

Yes

Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1)

Yes

South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1)

Yes

US East (Ohio) (us-east-2)

Yes

US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) Yes

Yes

US West (N. California) (us-west-1)

Yes

US West (Oregon) (us-west-2)

Yes

Yes

GovCloud (US-East) (us-gov-east-1)

Yes Yes
GovCloud (US-West) (us-gov-west-1) Yes Yes
Note

To create a meeting in an AWS GovCloud (US) Region, you must use a control region in GovCloud. Also, control regions in GovCloud can only make meetings in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

Media pipeline Regions

Amazon Chime SDK media pipelines have control Regions and media Regions. A control Region provides the media pipeline API endpoint used to create and delete media pipelines. You also use control Regions to receive and process media pipeline events.

Media Regions run your media pipelines, and the system automatically selects the same media Region as the meeting.

You can use a control region to create a media pipeline in any data region. The media pipeline can join a meeting in any meeting media region.

AWS Region Control Media

Africa (Cape Town) (af-south-1)*

Yes

Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) Yes

Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2)

Yes

Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1)

Yes

Yes

Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2)

Yes

Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1)

Yes

Canada (Central) (ca-central-1)

Yes

Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1)

Yes

Yes

Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1) Yes

Europe (London) (eu-west-2)

Yes

Europe (Milan) (eu-south-1)*

Yes

Europe (Paris) (eu-west-3)

Yes

Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1)

Yes

South America (São Paulo) (sa-east-1)

Yes

US East (Ohio) (us-east-2)

Yes

US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) Yes

Yes

US West (N. California) (us-west-1)

Yes

US West (Oregon) (us-west-2)

Yes

Yes

Voice Connector and PSTN Audio Regions

Amazon Chime SDK voice features have API Regions, media Regions, PSTN Regions, and Alexa skill calling Regions. The API regions provide the API endpoints for creating and configuring SIP features. The media Regions contain Amazon Chime SDK Voice Connectors and SIP media applications. The PSTN Regions enable customers to connect on-premises phone systems to the public telephone network. Additionally, PSTN Regions support phone number provisioning and management. The Alexa skill calling regions enable customers to place calls from devices compatible with Amazon Alexa. For more information about Alexa skill calls, see Using Amazon Chime SDK Alexa skill calling.

AWS Region API Media PSTN Alexa skill calling

Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2)

Yes

Yes

Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1)

Yes

Yes

Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2)

Yes

Yes

Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1)

Yes

Yes

Canada (Central) (ca-central-1)

Yes

Yes

Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1)

Yes

Yes

Europe (Ireland) (eu-west-1)

Yes

Yes

Europe (London) (eu-west-2)

Yes

Yes

US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

US West (Oregon) (us-west-2)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Messaging Regions

Amazon Chime SDK messaging has control regions and data regions. The control region exposes the messaging API endpoint, and the data region stores the messages. If you use Amazon Kinesis to stream messaging data, Amazon S3 to store attachments, or AWS Lambda functions for channel flows, they should reside in the control region.

AWS Region Control Data

Europe (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1)

Yes

Yes

US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1)

Yes

Yes