New AWS region: eu-central-1

In March Andy Jassy, senior vice president of Amazon Web Services Unit said to the Wallstreet Journal, that Germany is "one of the few countries" where customers are asking for a data center "on their own soil". This news is now 4 month old and it looks like that a german AWS region is finally arriving.


There are currently 8 public available regions. The region in Germany will be named eu-central-1.
The endpoints for all major services are already set up, but network traffic to http or https is blocked.

Region NameRegionEndpoint
US East (Northern Virginia)
US West (Oregon)
US West (Northern California)
EU (Ireland)
Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Asia Pacific (Sydney)
Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
South America (Sao Paulo)
Germany (Frankfurt)


A traceroute to is showing us, that the traffic is going to Frankfurt am Main (ffm):

$ traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 
1 (  2.426 ms  2.410 ms  2.390 ms 
2 (  0.342 ms  0.340 ms  0.327 ms 
3 (  1.283 ms  1.291 ms  1.278 ms 
4 (  1.265 ms  1.253 ms  1.239 ms 
5 (  19.178 ms  
6 (  19.094 ms  
7 (  18.829 ms  18.818 ms  18.807 ms 
8 (  20.768 ms (  20.774 ms (  19.758 ms

Let's see how many days or weeks we have to wait, before we can start migrating services from eu-west-1 to Germany.

Update 2014/07/06: Since this report Amazon has removed the DNS records for all hosts in the network used by eu-central-1 api endpoints.

Update 2014/08/04: Someone has spotted eu-central-1 in the AWS console:

$ nmap -p 443 |grep 54.239.54 | awk '{print $5}'

But we can still figure out with openssl that we've discovered the eu-central-1 site. :-)

$ timeout 1 openssl s_client -connect \ 2>&1 |grep subject