INCREASING ITS FOOTPRINT OUTSIDE THE US
Amazon cloud services arm, AWS, has announced the availability of its local cloud zones in Auckland, New Zealand, expected to support lower latency and local data processing.
The opening of these Auckland zones are In line with AWS plan to launch AWS Local Zones in over 30 metro areas across 27 countries outside of the United States.
In November 2022, AWS announced the launch of its second cloud infrastructure Region in India – the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, as well as a plan to invest approximately $4.4 billion in India by 2030 through the new Region.
Also outside the US, AWS announced that it plans to significantly expand its data center and cloud footprint in the UK which will require an investment of about £1.8 billion that will be spent on building and operating data centers in the UK through to 2024.
Recently, AWS announced the launch of its second cloud infrastructure Region in Australia known as the AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region. AWS is also planning to make an investment of about $4.5 billion in Australia by 2037 through this Cloud Region.
So far, AWS Local Zones are now available in 15 metro areas outside of the US which include Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Delhi, Helsinki, Hamburg, Kolkata, Lagos, Muscat, Perth, Queretaro, Lima, Santiago, Taipei, and Warsaw.
Coming back to the US, the company recently announced the delivery of AWS Modular Data Center (AWS MDC), to provide the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with the ability to deploy compute and storage capabilities in remote environments. As described, the new AWS MDC offering is designed to deliver a cost-effective, self-contained modular data center solution that supports customers’ data center scale workloads, while giving access to AWS services and APIs to run low latency applications from virtually any location. According to AWS, its MDC is available to U.S. Government customers who are eligible for the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract.