Choosing the best region to store backups in AWS


Region 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:

Latency is any kind of delay that happens in data communication over a network. It should be as low as possible.

Fast Upload speed reduces the time required for files or backups uploads to the cloud.

Fast Download speed influences on restore time in case of scheduled restore or disaster recovery.

All three properties can be tested with free web resources like cloudharmony.com or cloudping.info.

We recommend you to run tests on computers that will use cloud storage.

Web page checks network speed to all available AWS regions from your computer. It takes 10-15 minutes to complete the tests.

Use http://cloudharmony.com/speedtest-uplink-for-aws to test uplink speed to AWS.

You can use cloudping.info service for the quick check of the current latency to AWS regions.


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