Amazon Web Services has launched Local Zones in Las Vegas, New York City, and Portland.

Local Zones act as Edge locations to host applications that require low latency to end-users or on-premises installations.

“Today, we are opening three new AWS Local Zones in Las Vegas, New York City (located in New Jersey), and Portland metro areas,” said Sébastien Stormacq, Principal Developer Advocate at AWS.

The company offers select services (compute, storage, database, etc.) within Local Zones 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.

AWS said Local Zone customers include US telco Dish, financial services company Proof Trading, gaming companies Esports Engine and Ubitus, and digital media firm Integral Ad Science.

“We are also listening to your feedback on additional services that we should add to Local Zones, such as more EC2 instance types to give you even more flexibility,” added Stormacq.

Amazon now has 14 Local Zones in 13 cities. The company said it is working on opening three additional Local Zones in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Seattle by the end of the year.

First announced in 2019, Local Zones are now generally available in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles (x2), Miami, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia.

All but the two Los Angeles Zones launched into general availability this year. AWS hasn’t said where it plans to open future facilities once the final three previously announced Zones are available.

Despite DCD requesting more information, the company hasn’t shared information about the facilities its Local Zone infrastructure sits within.

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