AWS expands cloud empire with 30 new local zones

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a significant expansion to its global cloud network as it seeks to maintain supremacy in the technology arms race.

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At its AWS re:Invent 2021 conference in Las Vegas, the company revealed that it will be launching 30 new AWS Local Zones in major cities around the world – the first such launch outside the US.

Announced by Amazon.com CTO Dr. Werner Vogels during his keynote address, this news will mean companies around the world will benefit from a greater choice of AWS services and solutions.

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AWS Local Zone gives customers better regional access to the company’s services, which means they should face faster and more reliable connectivity. This includes tools like compute, storage, and other cloud offerings at lower latency and more effective uptime.

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The company revealed that the new AWS local regions will launch in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland. are. , Portugal and South Africa.

They will be available “starting in 2022”, joining 16 local areas that have already been launched in the US in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City Huh. Philadelphia and Portland.

AWS parent company Amazon recently revealed that it is now the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world, with 18 new projects increasing its capacity to 12 GW and more than 33,700 gigawatt hours (GWh) – three million Enough to power more than US homes. for one year.

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