Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday January 08, 2016

Why Amazon's Data Centers Are Hidden in Spy Country

I wasn't aware that Amazon was so secretive about its data centers. This is definitely one of the more interesting things you will read all day.

Unlike Google and Facebook, AWS doesn’t aggressively brand or call attention to their data centers. They absolutely don’t give tours, and their website offers only rough approximations of the locations of their data centers, which are divided into "regions." Within a region lies at minimum two "availability zones" and within the availability zones there are a handful of data centers.