Regions and Providers

The Now Platform acts as a Universal API and Overlay Network on top of existing cloud infrastructure providers.

In some cases, the routing layer is in a different region from where Now Lambdas are invoked. The roundtrip latency between them is usually in the 1 millisecond to sub-millisecond range.

Region ID
Reference Location
Provider Region (Routing)
Provider Region (Now Lambdas)
bru1
Brussels, Belgium, Europe
GCP europe-west1
AWS eu-central-1
cdg1
Paris, France, Europe
AWS eu-west-3
AWS eu-west-3
gru1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
AWS sa-east-1
AWS sa-east-1
hnd1
Tokyo, Japan
AWS ap-northeast-1
AWS ap-northeast-1
iad1
Washington DC, USA
AWS us-east-1
AWS us-east-1
lhr1
London, UK
AWS eu-west-2
AWS eu-west-2
sfo1
San Francisco, CA, USA
AWS us-west-1
AWS us-west-1

During development via now dev, the region is assigned dev1 to mimic the Now Platform infrastructure.

Region ID
Reference Location
dev1
localhost