3rd Availability Zone now available in Paris

Flexible Engine
Release Notes

April 27, 2020

Flexible Engine’s Paris region now supports a third availability zone or AZ. This major update will enhance the resiliency of the platform and any architecture that takes advantage of this new capability. This third availability zone will allow you to:

  • Create and deploy cloud resources within this third availability zone.
  • Distribute your services across multiple availability zones.

As a reminder, an availability zone is an isolated set of resources within a distinct Data Center sufficiently distanced from other datacenters to allow the setup of a local resiliency within a Flexible Engine Region here, Paris.  An AZ has independent access to the electrical grid, network, cooling and ephemeral storage. The maximum latency between two AZs is 2ms.

Paris’s new AZ is hosted within a tier IV datacenter that includes power redundancy and cooling redundancies along with a host of certifications including ISO22301, 27001 and PCI DSS. A full list of Flexible Engine’s 3rd AZ datacenter certifications is available in a table below.

On this AZ you will be able to create standard ECS flavors (S3, C3 and CC3) attached to block storage (EVS), backup your cloud servers (CSBS) and you will of course benefit from the platform’s native anti DDoS services. A full list of available and planned services is available in a table below.

Overall, this 3rd availability zone will allow you to protect your assets by removing the single point of failure that can be inherent in single AZ architectures. It allows your applications to benefit from a distributed architecture as having an odd number of nodes facilitates Quorum/distributed architectures (particularly for Cloud Native applications).

In order to deploy Cloud resources to this new AZ, simply access your Flexible Engine technical console, and select Elastic Cloud Server. You will then be able to select on which AZ you wish to deploy your ECS.

Services available today

Elastic Cloud Server (virtual machine) c3, cc3, s3
Elastic Volume Service (block storage) common I/O, High I/O and Ultra I/O
Cloud Eye  
Image Management Service  
Cloud Container Engine  
Virtual Private Cloud  
Elastic IP  
Cloud Trace Service  
Elastic Load Balancer  
Auto Scaling  
Distributed Cache Service Redis 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 available
Volume Backup Service  
Cloud Server Backup Service  
Simple Message Notification  
Relational Database Service  
Document Database Service  
Bare Metal Server Upon demand
Dedicated Cloud Upon demand

Services planned

Object Storage Service 3 AZ planned for S1 2020.
Resource Template Service S2 2020

Full list of datacenter certifications

Power Redundancy

  • N+1

Cooling Redundancy

  • N+3

Datacenter Certifications

  • ISO 14001:2004
  • ISO 22301
  • OHSAS 18001
  • SOC 1 Type II
  • SOC 2 Type II
  • ISO 27001