It’s really too bad that it’s only got two zones. At least that means Paris is going to have three so that there are two EU regions with three zones (there was an AWS blog post a couple of weeks ago that mentioned the total number of zones in EU and there were five in total unaccounted for).
That may not be for long…
I was about to say that eu in that context means Europe but I see that Amazon does actually list the name as being EU. Bit odd that they didn’t use “Europe” instead? It’s not like the naming convention is particularly consistent though - cf. us- and ca-.
And here’s the official blog post on it: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/now-open-aws-london-region/