Amazon ECS clusters in Local Zones, Wavelength Zones, and Amazon Outposts - Amazon Elastic Container Service
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Amazon ECS clusters in Local Zones, Wavelength Zones, and Amazon Outposts

Amazon ECS supports workloads that take advantage of Local Zones, Wavelength Zones and Amazon Outposts when low latency or local data processing requirements are needed.

  • Local Zones are an extension of an Amazon Region that provide you the ability to place resources in multiple locations closer to your end users.

  • Wavelength Zones allow developers to build applications that deliver ultra-low latencies to 5G devices and end users. Wavelength deploys standard Amazon compute and storage services to the edge of telecommunication carriers' 5G networks.

  • Amazon Outposts brings native Amazon services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility.

Important

Amazon ECS on Amazon Fargate workloads are not supported in Local Zones, Wavelength Zones, or on Amazon Outposts at this time.

For information about the differences between Local Zones, Wavelength Zones, and Amazon Outposts , see How should I think about when to use Amazon Wavelength, Amazon Local Zones, or Amazon Outposts for applications requiring low latency or local data processing in the Amazon Wavelength FAQs.

Local Zones

A Local Zone is an extension of an Amazon Region in geographic proximity to your users. Local Zones have their own connections to the internet and support Amazon Direct Connect, so resources created in a Local Zone can serve local users with low-latency communications. For more information, see Amazon Local Zones.

A Local Zone is represented by a Region code followed by an identifier that indicates the location, for example, us-west-2-lax-1a.

To use a Local Zone, you must opt-in to the zone. Once you have opted in, you must create a Amazon VPC and subnet in the Local Zone. Then you will be ready to launch your Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon FSx file servers, and Application Load Balancers in them to use for your Amazon ECS clusters and tasks. For more information, see Local Zones in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

Wavelength Zones

Amazon Wavelength allows developers to build applications that deliver ultra-low latencies to mobile devices and end users. Wavelength deploys standard Amazon compute and storage services to the edge of telecommunication carriers' 5G networks. Developers can extend a Amazon Virtual Private Cloud to one or more Wavelength Zones, and then use Amazon resources like Amazon EC2 instances to run applications that require ultra-low latency and a connection to Amazon services in the Region.

A Wavelength Zone is an isolated zone in the carrier location where the Wavelength infrastructure is deployed. Wavelength Zones are tied to a Region. A Wavelength Zone is a logical extension of a Region, and is managed by the control plane in the Region.

A Wavelength Zone is represented by a Region code followed by an identifier that indicates the Wavelength Zone, for example, us-east-1-wl1-bos-wlz-1.

To use a Wavelength Zone, you must opt-in to the zone. Once you have opted in, you must create a Amazon VPC and subnet in the Wavelength Zone. Then you will be ready to launch your Amazon EC2 instances in them to use for your Amazon ECS clusters and tasks. For more information, see Get started with Amazon Wavelength in the Amazon Wavelength Developer Guide.

Wavelength Zones are not available in every Region. For information about the Regions that support Wavelength Zones, see Available Wavelength Zones in the Amazon Wavelength Developer Guide.

Amazon Outposts

Amazon Outposts enables native Amazon services, infrastructure, and operating models in on-premises facilities. In Amazon Outposts environments, you can use the same Amazon APIs, tools, and infrastructure that you use in the Amazon Cloud. Amazon ECS on Amazon Outposts is ideal for low-latency workloads that need to be run in close proximity to on-premises data and applications. For more information about Amazon Outposts, see Amazon Elastic Container Service on Amazon Outposts.