Amazon Web Services is a cloud computing provider founded in 2006 as a subsidiary of the online retailer Amazon.com. In the Gartner Magic Quadrant, AWS has been recognized as a leader in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for the past 9 years. AWS offers a broad range of global cloud-based services related to computing, storage, databases, analytics, networks, mobile devices, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security and enterprise applications.
The global AWS infrastructure is currently available in 69 Availability Zones within 22 regions worldwide. It is designed to provide the most flexible, reliable, scalable and secure cloud computing environment with the highest quality global network performance available today.
USA East & West
- Northern Virginia (6)
- Ohio (3)
- Northern California (3)
- Oregon (4)
- Central (2)
- Frankfurt (3)
- Ireland (3)
- London (3)
- Mumbai (2)
- Seoul (2)
- Singapore (3)
- Sydney (3)
- Tokyo (4)
- Osaka local (1)
- Beijing (2)
- Ningxia (3)
- São Paulo
Performance is the key design component of AWS’ global infrastructure. Whether computing, storage, database or network, enterprises need a high-performance cloud infrastructure with low latency, virtually unlimited capacity, high availability and fast response to changing needs without performance degradation.
At AWS, the Availability Zones are the core of our infrastructure architecture and are the foundation for the reliability and operation of AWS and its customers. The Availability Zones are designed for physical redundancy and resilience to ensure uninterrupted performance, even during power outages, Internet failures, floods and other natural disasters.
Security at AWS begins with its own core infrastructure. Designed for the cloud, our infrastructure meets the most stringent security requirements and is monitored 24/7 to ensure the security, integrity and availability of our customer data. Customers can build on the most secure global infrastructure and be assured that they always own their data and can encrypt, move and manage their data.
The global AWS infrastructure is designed for redundancy and reliability – from regions, network connections and load balancers to routers and firmware. To provide the highest level of security in the event of a system failure, AWS builds its data centers in multiple geographic regions and, within those regions, in multiple Availability Zones. Each region is isolated from the others. And AWS AZs are true AZs: completely separate buildings several kilometers apart for complete redundancy.
With the global AWS infrastructure, enterprises can be extremely flexible and take advantage of the conceptual infinite scalability of the cloud. AWS computing capacity is growing at an unprecedented rate – adding to the computing capacity of a Fortune 500 company every day. This constant capacity increase drives the increasing automation of AWS processes and operations, helping to ensure that companies that rely on AWS don’t miss a thing. Organizations can quickly add resources as needed and provision hundreds of thousands of servers in minutes.
With the industry’s most extensive data center footprint, the global AWS infrastructure enables more customers to benefit from the cloud economy and reduce the total cost of ownership of their entire IT infrastructure. By deploying and delivering their workloads in the AWS cloud, customers can realize significant financial benefits that help drive growth, increase efficiency and realize important long-term cost reductions, according to a 2018 IDC research report, including 51% lower operating costs for five years, 62% more efficient IT staff and 90% less time to deploy new storage.
Safety is a top priority at AWS. In the AWS Cloud, you work in a cloud environment trusted by most businesses globally.
As an AWS customer, you benefit from a globally redundant data center and network architecture that protects your mission-critical data without sacrificing control, speed or performance.
For the third time AWS has successfully completed an examination according to the C5 standard. The AWS regions Frankfurt and Ireland were certified. After Frankfurt, Ireland is the second region to be audited according to the C5 standard. The audits were carried out by Ernst & Young.
C5 is the Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue, a government-supported audit scheme for the most stringent security and privacy requirements in cloud environments. It was designed by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The “Information Systems Audit and Control Association” (ISACA) proposes the C5 audit standard for internal audits in Germany.
With the help of the test scheme, organizations are to prove their operational security against widespread cyber attacks as part of the German government’s key issues paper “Security Recommendations for Cloud Computing Providers“, which AWS has already successfully achieved with 71 services.
Companies with activities or headquarters in the EU must comply with the guidelines prescribed by the DSGVO. AWS provides its customers with appropriate services and resources to enable them to meet the specific requirements. Each company can determine in which data centre data is stored. The majority of our customers prefer the AWS computer centre in Frankfurt. Further information about AWS & DSGVO in the AWS GDPR-Center.