Skip to main content


The Astro control and data planes are architected and deployed on major public clouds to take advantage of their resilient and highly available regions. Regions provide multiple physically separated and isolated Availability Zones (AZs) which are connected through low-latency, high-throughput, and highly redundant networking within a geographic region. Additionally, each AZ has independent power, cooling, and physical security.

Astro leverages AZs for both the control and data planes. The control plane leverages 3 AZs per region, while the data plane leverages 2 AZs per region on AWS, and 3 AZs per region on GCP and Azure. Control planes and data planes are also segregated by cloud providers. As a result, both planes are expected to survive and recover from an AZ outage, though they may experience some degradation until the impacted resources are re-provisioned/promoted to a non-impacted AZ.

Astronomer utilizes automated backup features on public clouds. If a region experiences a partial outage or some other incident that affects your clusters, Astronomer can use these backups to restore all details of your cluster, including the metadata database.

In the case of a full region failure of the control plane, the services and data would be recovered in an alternate region by Astronomer. In the case of a full region failure of the data plane, clusters impacted by a full regional outage will be restored to an alternate region. Some Deployment data, including the Airflow metadata database, cannot be restored after a full region outage. See Disaster recovery for more details.

Astro also provides DDoS protection with always-on traffic monitoring, detection, and automatic attack mitigation for all inbound network traffic, along with suspicious IP throttling and brute-force protection as part of our secure authentication service.

Was this page helpful?

Sign up for Developer Updates

Get a summary of new Astro features once a month.

You can unsubscribe at any time.
By proceeding you agree to our Privacy Policy, our Website Terms and to receive emails from Astronomer.