A(n availability) zone is a constraint or a placement directive that can be used to customise where the hardware spawned by Juju is provisioned in order to prevent better redundancy in case of an outage.

The value of the key consists of the zone(s) available for a given cloud.

When passed as a constraint you may specify a range of zones (via the zones key) whereas when passed as a placement directive you may only specify one zone (via the zone key). If you do both – that is, there is overlap – the placement directive takes precedence.

See more: List of supported clouds > <cloud name>

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