<h1 id="choosingthebestregiontostorebackupsinaws">Choosing the best region to store backups in AWS</h1> <hr /> <p><a href="https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html">Region</a> selection is an important step in the setting up of a new AWS cloud enviroment. The properly selected region provides the fastest connection speed and the lowest latency. Mind, that pricing for AWS services differs from one region to another. There are three main characteristics, from the network perspective, which you should keep in mind:</p> <p><strong>Latency</strong> is any kind of delay that happens in data communication over a network. It should be as low as possible. </p> <p>Fast <strong>Upload speed</strong> reduces the time required for files or backups uploads to the cloud. </p> <p>Fast <strong>Download speed</strong> influences on restore time in case of scheduled restore or disaster recovery. </p> <p>All three properties can be tested with free web resources like <a href="https://cloudharmony.com/speedtest-for-aws:s3" target="_blank">cloudharmony.com</a> or <a href="https://www.cloudping.info/" target="_blank">cloudping.info</a>.</p> <div class="hint hint-info"><i class="el-icon-info"></i> <p>We recommend you to run tests on computers that will use cloud storage.</p></div> <p>Web page checks network speed to all available AWS regions from your computer. It takes 10-15 minutes to complete the tests.</p> <p><img src="/content/images/a6a16972-0a20-413f-bd6c-8c82eb4f300b.png" alt="" /></p> <p>Use <a href="http://cloudharmony.com/speedtest-uplink-for-aws" target="_blank">http://cloudharmony.com/speedtest-uplink-for-aws</a> to test uplink speed to AWS.</p> <p><img src="/content/images/8b1c5d08-dbd9-48c9-8e82-5155a18a96ab.png" alt="" /></p> <p>You can use <a href="https://www.cloudping.info/" target="_blank">cloudping.info</a> service for the quick check of the current latency to AWS regions.</p> <p><img src="/content/images/114f4d83-fad7-46d7-b38e-1e8f8070915d.png" alt="" /></p> <hr /> <p><center>Contact Us</p> <p><strong>Tech questions</strong>: <a href="mailto:tech@cloudberrylab.com">tech@cloudberrylab.com</a> <br /> <strong>Sales questions</strong>: <a href="mailto:sales@cloudberrylab.com">sales@cloudberrylab.com</a>   </center></p>