Is it possible in AWS to create load balancing between two regions ?.Assuming two of my identical web servers are running in different region


As far as I know, the native ELB does not allow cross-region load balancing.

If you have a Route53 managed domain (or can afford to set this up), you should use latency-based routing to your various instances.

Alternatively, you could self-host a load balancer (HAProxy/nginx) on an EC2 instance, but this is unlikely to provide the same latency benefits as the first solution.

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    indeed, ELBs are meant to balance traffic towards availability zones. Beside, packet losses between regions can be problematic. Route53 sounds like a good plan. – SYN Nov 23 '16 at 15:32

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