Starting today, Launch Templates for Amazon EC2 Instances are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, an isolated region designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements for vetted government customers and organizations in government-regulated industries that run sensitive workloads in the cloud.

Launch Templates in this region streamline and simplify the launch process for Auto Scaling, and On-Demand instances. They help reduce the number of steps required to create an instance and, because they capture all the launch parameters within one resource, they make it easy to reproduce instance launches. Launch Templates are also designed to help you better manage costs, improve security, and minimize deployment errors because it allows you to easily implement standards and best practices.

This capability is available at no additional cost in AWS commercial regions and the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. To get started, read our Launch Templates documentation.