Finding the Closest AWS Region

A script to ping EC2 endpoints

Ever wonder which AWS region is right for you? There’s a lot to consider. You need to think about everything from:

  • Costs of services in the region
  • Availability of services in the region
  • Latency between the region and your customers

The first two bullets are easy to evaluate. Some services are not in every region, so you should make sure the services you need are in a region before you spin up resources. Some regions are more expensive, for example, us-west-1 is more expensive than any other region in the US.

If you find yourself having to choose between multiple regions because of cost and service parity, I wrote a script that should help with that.

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