Zonal Resources

Resources in a cloud platform that are tied to a specific zone (Availability Zone) and can't be used or accessed outside of that zone.

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What is Zonal Resources in cloud computing?

Zonal Resources in cloud computing refers to resources in a cloud platform that are tied to a specific zone (Availability Zone) and can't be used or accessed outside of that zone. These can include virtual machines, databases, or storage systems that are provisioned in a specific zone.

  • Zonal Resources can provide low-latency access to applications and data within the same zone, improving performance.
  • They can also provide a level of isolation, as a failure in one zone won't directly affect resources in other zones.

How does Zonal Resources work?

Zonal Resources work by being tied to a specific Availability Zone within a cloud provider's region. They're provisioned within that zone and can't be used or accessed outside of it.

  • Zonal Resources can be used to build and deploy applications within a specific zone, providing low-latency access to those applications.
  • If a zone experiences a failure, the Zonal Resources within that zone may be affected, but resources in other zones won't be directly affected.

Zonal Resources Example

A cloud service provider, CloudServe, offers Zonal Resources that customers can use to build and deploy their applications. A customer, AppCorp, uses these resources to deploy their application in a specific zone, providing low-latency access to their users within that zone.

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