I received the following email from AWS today:
Dear AWS Customer,
We are excited to announce the immediate availability of our new EU (Frankfurt) infrastructure region. The Frankfurt region joins Ireland as AWS’ second European location, and provides you with a new option for end users and applications benefiting from infrastructure located in continental Europe.
In our new German region, as with all AWS regions, you choose where your data is processed and stored. Additionally, you can now further improve the fault tolerance of your applications using two infrastructure regions located exclusively in Europe.
We are now operating eleven regions worldwide, which serve customers from over 190 countries. You can learn more about our growing global infrastructure footprint at our Global Infrastructure page.
The new Frankfurt region provides a broad suite of AWS services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, AWS CloudHSM, Amazon Glacier, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Storage Gateway, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation, AWS OpsWorks, AWS CloudSearch, Amazon SWF, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, AWS Direct Connect, and Amazon VPC. Frankfurt Region pricing is available on the detail page of each service, which you can find through our Products & Services page.
We continue to expand our services globally based in large part on customer input, so please continue to send us your feedback. In the meantime, we encourage you to take advantage of our newly announced AWS Frankfurt region.
The AWS Team