Extend a VPC to a Local Zone, Wavelength Zone, or Outpost - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Extend a VPC to a Local Zone, Wavelength Zone, or Outpost

You can host VPC resources, such as subnets, in multiple locations world-wide. These locations are composed of Regions, Availability Zones, Local Zones, and Wavelength Zones. Each Region is a separate geographic area.

  • Availability Zones are multiple, isolated locations within each Region.

  • Local Zones allow you to place resources, such as compute and storage, in multiple locations closer to your end users.

  • AWS Outposts brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility.

  • Wavelength Zones allow developers to build applications that deliver ultra-low latencies to 5G devices and end users. Wavelength deploys standard AWS compute and storage services to the edge of telecommunication carriers' 5G networks.

AWS operates state-of-the-art, highly available data centers. Although rare, failures can occur that affect the availability of instances that are in the same location. If you host all of your instances in a single location that is affected by a failure, none of your instances would be available.