Here at Engine Yard, we recognize the importance of data accessibility and the importance of Region availability. The ability to provision instances through the Engine Yard platform around the globe allows clients to target specific users in geographic regions. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, latency becomes a huge issue, especially with target markets in non-US territories. With this in mind, we’re happy to announce the Seoul, South Korea AWS region is generally available to all our customers starting today.
This region opens up huge opportunities to companies and applications that have direct target market in the Southeast Asia and Korean peninsula. Now you can be as close as possible to your end users, lowering latency and avoiding data transfer woes that might come with datacenters much further away. The Seoul region has two availability zones, allowing applications to be redundant across the AWS region, as well as allowing for auto-heal between availability zones. The region will function similarly to how Engine Yard offers other regions, with built in database backups and snapshots taken and held for you automatically. The Seoul datacenter will also have access to a majority of the newest instance sizes available from AWS as well as VPC enabling for all clients. Pairing this with Engine Yard’s twenty-four by seven support, you can accurately reach your end users like you’re in their backyard, even if you’re on the other side of the world.
You can read more about the AWS Korea region here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160106006789/en/Amazon-Web-Services-Launches-Korean-Datacenters-Cloud
To access the new region, simply create a new environment in any standard accounts with VPC-enabled by default.. If you’re interested in creating a new account with Engine Yard, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.