What determines the best way to choose an AWS region?

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing an AWS region and these include:

  • How close the region is to your clients or customers. Closer regions mean less latency and therefore a faster experience
  • Services available. Not all AWS services are available in every region
  • Compliance. Sometimes compliance is required such as only hosting data in a specific country
  • Pricing. It is sometimes more cost effective to leverage a specific region