Supported Cloud Regions

Regions let your organization choose where your data is geographically stored across your regional, national, and international operations. Regions also determine where your compute resources are provisioned.

Snowflake supports multiple regions across all of the Snowflake-supported cloud platforms, grouped into three global geographic segments (North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific).

Cloud regions supported by Snowflake

Important

Each Snowflake account is hosted in a single region. If you wish to use Snowflake across multiple regions, you must maintain a Snowflake account in each of the desired regions.

In this Topic:

North America Regions

These regions are supported for organizations that prefer or require their data to be stored in the US or Canada. Multiple regions are provided to allow your organization to meet its individual compliance requirements for general purpose use. Additional US regions are provided for organizations that must comply with US government regulations.

North America cloud regions supported by Snowflake

General Regions

Snowflake supports the following regions in the US and Canada for general use:

Cloud Platform

Cloud Region

Cloud Region ID [1]

Additional Notes

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) region

US West (Oregon)

us-west-2

US East (Ohio)

us-east-2

US East (N. Virginia)

us-east-1

Canada (Central)

ca-central-1

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region

US Central1 (Iowa)

us-central1

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure region

West US 2 (Washington)

west-us-2

East US 2 (Virginia)

east-us-2

Canada Central (Toronto)

canada-central

[1] The map preceding this table displays the cloud-specific IDs for the supported regions.

Government Regions

For government agencies that require compliance with US federal privacy and security standards, such as FIPS 140-2 and FedRAMP (Moderate Impact), Snowflake supports two additional regions in the US (preceding map displays cloud region IDs):

Cloud Platform

Cloud Region

Cloud Region ID [1]

Additional Notes

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) region

US East (Commercial Gov - N. Virginia)

us-east-1

This region is not located in AWS GovCloud (US), which is a separate, dedicated government cloud not yet supported by Snowflake. Instead, it is part of the AWS US East (N. Virginia) commercial region.

However, this region has been configured to meet the requirements for FIPS 140-2 and FedRAMP (Moderate Impact) and, therefore, is appropriate for any government agencies and other organizations that require compliance with these standards.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure region

US Gov Virginia

us-gov-virginia

This region is located in Microsoft Azure Government, a dedicated cloud that is available only to US government agencies and their partners, and is operated only by screened US citizens.

[1] The map preceding this table displays the cloud-specific IDs for the supported regions.

Note

The government regions are only supported for Snowflake accounts on Business Critical Edition (or higher).

In addition, self-service provisioning of initial Snowflake accounts in these regions is not available. To provision an initial account in these regions, you must contact Snowflake.

Europe Regions

These regions are supported for organizations that prefer or require their data to be stored in the European Union (EU) or United Kingdom (UK). Multiple regions are provided to allow your organization to meet its individual compliance and data sovereignty requirements.

Europe cloud regions supported by Snowflake

Snowflake supports the following European regions:

Cloud Platform

Cloud Region

Cloud Region ID [1]

Additional Notes

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) region

EU (Ireland)

eu-west-1

Europe (London)

eu-west-2

EU (Frankfurt)

eu-central-1

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region

Europe West2 (London)

europe-west2

Europe West4 (Netherlands)

europe-west4

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure region

West Europe (Netherlands)

west-europe

Switzerland North (Zurich)

switzerland-north

[1] The map preceding this table displays the cloud-specific IDs for the supported regions.

Asia Pacific Regions

These regions are supported for organizations that prefer or require their data to be stored in Japan, India, Southeast Asia, or Australia. Multiple regions are provided to allow your organization to meet its individual compliance and data sovereignty requirements.

Asia Pacific cloud regions supported by Snowflake

Snowflake supports the following Asia Pacific regions:

Cloud Platform

Cloud Region

Cloud Region ID [1]

Additional Notes

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) region

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

ap-northeast-1

Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

ap-south-1

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

ap-southeast-1

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

ap-southeast-2

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure region

Southeast Asia (Singapore)

southeast-asia

Australia East (New South Wales)

australia-east

[1] The map preceding this table displays the cloud-specific IDs for the supported regions.

Region Time Zones for Support

Snowflake supports multiple editions with each edition offering different levels of service.

Effective May 1, 2020:

  • All new accounts, regardless of Snowflake Edition, receive Premier support, which includes 24/7 coverage.

  • Standard Edition accounts that were provisioned before this date will continue to receive Standard support until the accounts are transitioned to Premier support.

    Standard support hours are Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, across all regions, but the time zones vary depending on the geographic location of the region:

    North America

    Pacific Time (PST or PDT)

    Europe

    Central Europe Time (CET or CEST)

    Asia Pacific

    Australian Eastern Time (AEST or AEDT)

Differences Between Regions

Snowflake features and services are identical across regions except for some newly-introduced features (based on cloud platform or region). However, there are some differences in unit costs for credits and data storage between regions.

Another factor that impacts unit costs is whether your Snowflake account is On Demand or Capacity.

For more information about pricing as it pertains to a specific region and account type, see the pricing page (on the Snowflake website).

Considerations for Choosing a Region for Your Account

When you request a Snowflake account, either through self-service or a Snowflake representative, you can choose the region where the account is located. For example, you can decide to locate an account in a particular region on a particular cloud platform to address latency concerns and/or provide additional backup and disaster recovery beyond the standard recovery support provided by Snowflake. Snowflake does not place any restrictions on the region where you choose to locate each account.

If latency is a concern, you should choose the available region with the closest geographic proximity to your end users; however, this may have cost implications, due to pricing differences between the regions. For more details, see the pricing page (on the Snowflake website).

If you are a government agency or a commercial organization that must comply with specific privacy and security requirements of the US government, you can choose between two dedicated government regions provided by Snowflake.

Important

Regions do not limit user access to Snowflake; they only dictate the geographic location where data is stored and compute resources are provisioned.

In addition, Snowflake does not move data between accounts, so any data in an account in a region remains in the region unless users explicitly choose to copy, move, or replicate the data.

Specifying Region Information in Your Account Hostname

A hostname for a Snowflake account starts with an account locator (provided by Snowflake) and ends with the Snowflake domain (snowflakecomputing.com):

account_locator.snowflakecomputing.com

However, note that your account locator may require additional segments that identify the cloud region and cloud platform where your account is hosted, in the form of:

account_locator.region_id.cloud.snowflakecomputing.com

For more details, see Account Identifiers.