My Mental Model of AWS Regions

By Corey Quinn

Usually when I talk about AWS regions and availability zones, it ties back to [data transfer pricing] or some other model of cloud economics. Today I want to take a different angle: it’s my belief that how I think about AWS regions and how AWS talks about them are somewhat far apart. The reason I’m doing this in blog form instead of as a Twitter stunt or whatnot is that I’m not particularly intending to be funny, and to be transparent, I’m not completely sure whether I’m right or not. Let’s dive in.