Resilience in Elastic Load Balancing - Elastic Load Balancing
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Resilience in Elastic Load Balancing

The Amazon global infrastructure is built around Amazon Regions and Availability Zones. Regions provide multiple physically separated and isolated Availability Zones, which are connected through low-latency, high-throughput, and highly redundant networking. With Availability Zones, you can design and operate applications and databases that automatically fail over between zones without interruption. Availability Zones are more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than traditional single or multiple data center infrastructures.

For more information about Amazon Regions and Availability Zones, see Amazon Global Infrastructure.

In addition to the Amazon Global Infrastructure, Elastic Load Balancing provides the following features to support your data resiliency:

  • Distributes incoming traffic across multiple instances in a single Availability Zone or multiple Availability Zones.

  • You can use Amazon Global Accelerator with your Application Load Balancers to distribute incoming traffic across multiple load balancers in one or more Amazon Regions. For more information, see the Amazon Global Accelerator Developer Guide.

  • Amazon ECS enables you to run, stop, and manage Docker containers on a cluster of EC2 instances. You can configure your Amazon ECS service to use a load balancer to distribute incoming traffic across the services in a cluster. For more information, see the Amazon Elastic Container Service Developer Guide.