Now Open – AWS US East (Ohio) Region | AWS Blog

As part of our ongoing plan to expand the AWS footprint, I am happy to announce that our new US East (Ohio) Region is now available. In conjunction with the existing US East (Northern Virginia) Region, AWS customers in the Eastern part of the United States have fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services.

Source: Now Open – AWS US East (Ohio) Region | AWS Blog

Low latency to US East (Virginia) should provide an opportunity to try out some cross region experimentation to work on fault tolerance and high availability.

Try AWS Key Management Service for more security in the cloud

AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys. AWS Key Management Service is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elastic Transcoder, and Amazon WorkMail. AWS Key Management Service is also integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs.

AWS Key Management Service

Looks like something we should be taking advantage of to manage or keys.