EC2 Now in the EU


The eagle-eyed folks at RightScale have spotted a new EC2 feature guide document describing the long-anticipated release of Amazon EC2 Regions. In short, EC2 is now available in the EU region, with potentially more regions to follow.

This is great news for EC2 users who are located in Europe, or who have a large customer base there. Keep an eye out for more official announcements and explanations of this major new feature.


The AWS blog has a post with some more details. DevPay and Windows AMIs are not yet available in the European EC2, but all other features are supported. Pricing is also slightly higher in the EU region, as it is for S3 storage outside the U.S.

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