Shared Responsibility Model Diagram Customer Vs AWS

AWS cloud services backbone is its data centers located across the globe. Suppose, a service requester like you and me approaches AWS for one of its services, then AWS should do some background work to allocate your workload.

AWS services also distributed between different regions which are available.

AWS Has Many Data Centers Globally

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.

List of Components A Data center Must Have

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

Handling of the above components is the responsibility of AWS.

Shared Responsibility of AWS


Points you need to understand

  1. Some of the operations and its maintenance is responsibility of the Customer.
  2. And some other operations, customer is not responsible. This is the responsibility of the AWS.

Managed Resources

For example your workload (customer) is running on EC2 instance. And, you need a database to store your data. Then, you can install MySQL database.

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

Unmanaged Resources

Responsibility of EC2 instance and its virtual machines is of AWS.

Services Health

Aws monitors all of its services using dash board monitoring system. If any outages found they will inform to the customers, and restores its services.

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Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.

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