Users can go onto their AWS console now to see if they see the new option in the regional dropdown menu:
It looks like US West (Oregon) supports all of the AWS features of a normal region as well, even Amazon's recently released SNS service:
- Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and related services (Elastic Block Store, Virtual Private Cloud, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling).
- Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).
- Amazon SimpleDB.
- Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).
- Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS).
- Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS).
- Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
- AWS CloudFormation.
- Amazon CloudWatch.
Hopefully some more folks out West will get better prices on their EC2 instances and better connectivity as well. One commenter said he's looking forward to a second EU West Zone in Frankfurt, Germany. Couldn't find any evidence in a Google search to see if he was joking.