AWS Shared Responsibility Model Summary

Here’s AWS shared responsibility model summary. Explained what the customer is responsible for and what for AWS.

AWS Shared Responsibility


When a customer approaches a particular service, AWS will do some background work before processing the workload. According to the shared service responsibility model, few of the services AWS responsible for and for other customers. 

AWS Shared Responsibility Model

Here’s more on AWS-Tutorial-Shared-Responsibility

Managed Services

For example, you (Customer) have a workload that runs on an EC2 instance. For that, you need a database, so you can install MySQL (whatever it may be).

The responsibility of EC2 instance and its virtual machines lies with AWS.

AWS monitors its services with the dashboard monitoring system. If any outages, AWS informs customers and restores accordingly.

Unmanaged Services

Management of MySQL database, including patches, updates is the responsibility of the customer.

Shared Service Model Questions

AWS Responsibility

It’s AWS responsibility for handling the below components.

  1. Physical Building
  2. Servers
  3. Virtual Machines
  4. Network
  5. Security
  6. Data Encryption

AWS Global Data Centers

AWS services distributed between different regions which are up and available. Data centers located across the globe, are backbone to AWS.

US West (Oregon) Regionus-west-2
US West (N. California) Regionus-west-1
US East (Ohio) Regionus-east-2
US East (N. Virginia) Regionus-east-1
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Regionap-south-1
Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local)ap-northeast-3
Asia Pacific (Seoul) Regionap-northeast-2
Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regionap-southeast-1
Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regionap-southeast-2
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regionap-northeast-1
Canada (Central) Regionca-central-1
China (Beijing) Regioncn-north-1
EU (Frankfurt) Regioneu-central-1
EU (Ireland) Regioneu-west-1
EU (London) Regioneu-west-2
EU (Paris) Regioneu-west-3
South America (São Paulo) Regionsa-east-1
AWS GovCloud (US)us-gov-west-1
List of AWS data centers across the globe.

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