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Resilience in Amazon GameLift

If you're using Amazon GameLift FleetIQ as a standalone feature with Amazon EC2, see Security in Amazon EC2 in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

The Amazon global infrastructure is built around Amazon Regions and Availability Zones. Amazon Regions provide multiple physically separated and isolated Availability Zones, which are connected with 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, Amazon GameLift offers the following features to help support your data resiliency needs:

  • Multi-region queues – Amazon GameLift game session queues are used to place new game sessions with available hosting resources. Queues that span multiple Regions are able to redirect game session placements in the event of a regional outage. For more information and best practices on creating game session queues, see Design a game session queue.

  • Automatic capacity scaling – Maintain the health and availability of your hosting resources by using Amazon GameLift scaling tools. These tools provide a range of options that let you adjust fleet capacity to fit the needs of your game and players. For more information on scaling, see Scaling Amazon GameLift hosting capacity.

  • Distribution across instances – Amazon GameLift distributes incoming traffic across multiple instances, depending on fleet size. As a best practice, games in production should have multiple instances to maintain availability in case an instance becomes unhealthy or unresponsive.

  • Amazon S3 storage – Game server builds and scripts that are uploaded to Amazon GameLift are stored in Amazon S3 using the Standard storage class, which uses multiple data center replications to increase resilience. Game session logs are also stored in Amazon S3 using the Standard storage class.