A typical server configuration might begin by selecting the region where the physical server is located. A local business would have no issue selecting the closest region to their store, but businesses with traffic spanning cities, countries, or even the entire globe might struggle to serve all their customers. This is where the Vercel Edge Network comes in.
If an Edge Region goes down, an application's traffic gets rerouted to another Edge Region.
The Vercel Platform acts as a Universal API and Overlay Network on top of existing cloud infrastructure providers.
Cape Town, South Africa
São Paulo, Brazil
Washington, D.C., USA
Seoul, South Korea
London, United Kingdom
San Francisco, USA
During development via
vercel dev, the region is assigned
dev1 to mimic the Vercel Platform infrastructure.