Fri, Nov 16 2018, 12:41 am

AWS to set up three data centres in Cape Town by early 2020

By Digital Edge Bureau, 27.10.2018, 21:16
 
AWS_1

Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services, Inc

Expanding its geographic footprints, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it would open an infrastructure region in South-Africa in the first half of 2020. The new AWS Africa (Cape Town) region would consist of three availability zones (datacentres). Currently, AWS provides 55 availability zones across 19 infrastructure regions worldwide, with another 12 availability zones across four AWS Regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and a second GovCloud Region in the U.S. expected to come online in the coming months.

Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services, Inc, said ,“Having built the original version of Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) in our Cape Town development center 14 years ago, and with thousands of African companies using AWS for years, we’ve been able to witness first-hand the technical talent and potential in Africa”. “Technology has the opportunity to transform lives and economies across Africa and we’re excited about AWS and the Cloud being a meaningful part of that transformation”, added Jassy.

The new region is the latest in a series of AWS investments in South-Africa. In 2004, Amazon opened a development center in Cape Town that focuses on building pioneering networking technologies, next generation software for customer support, and the technology behind Amazon EC2. AWS has also built a number of local teams including account managers, customer services representatives, partner managers, solutions architects, and more to help customers of all sizes as they move to the cloud. In 2015, AWS opened an office in Johannesburg, and in 2017 brought the Amazon Global Network to Africa through AWS Direct Connect. In May of 2018, AWS continued its investment in South-Africa, launching infrastructure points of presence in Cape Town and Johannesburg, bringing Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, AWS Shield, and AWS WAF to the continent and adding to the 138 points of presence AWS has around the world.

The addition of the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region will enable organizations to provide lower latency to end users across Sub-Saharan Africa and will enable more African organizations to leverage advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile services, and more to drive innovation. Local AWS customers will also be able to store their data in South-Africa with the assurance that their content will not move without consent, while those looking to comply with the upcoming Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) will have access to secure infrastructure that meets the most rigorous international compliance standards.

0 comments

Add your comment

Nickname:
E-mail:
Website:
Comment:


3 × = twenty four

Other articlesgo to homepage

IBM is now Linux superpower, acquires Red Hat at $34 Billion

IBM is now Linux superpower, acquires Red Hat at $34 Billion(0)

Love, hate have been the defining chemistry between IBM and Red Hat, but finally the latter acquiesces to another big Linux connoisseur and practitioner in IBM. In a major international development, IBM acquires Red Hat, world’s biggest player in the field of Linux, at $34 Billion. For many years, the world knew Red Hat as

Zoho’s HRM, ZOHO People 4.0, brings in enhanced features

Zoho’s HRM, ZOHO People 4.0, brings in enhanced features(0)

Chennai-headquartered Zoho has announced a major update to its HR management system, Zoho People 4.0. This new version has significantly enhanced the core functionality of the application, providing employers with a centralized, integrated system that facilitates better connectivity between HR and employees. It allows HR departments to manage custom services, tailor complex leave policies to

Kaspersky Lab ties up with Huawei for securing cloud

Kaspersky Lab ties up with Huawei for securing cloud(0)

Russia’s Kaspersky Lab and China’s Huawei have agreed to work together in the field of cloud security at the recently held  HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 in Shanghai, China. The cooperation will seamlessly integrate Kaspersky Lab’s security solutions with Huawei’s cloud computing solution, delivering a more comprehensive approach to security and building a more secure ecosystem while

ASUSTOR launches 10-Gigabit Ethernet expansion card

ASUSTOR launches 10-Gigabit Ethernet expansion card(0)

ASUSTOR Inc. has launched AS-T10G 10G Base-T network card to provide customers with the ability to upgrade their devices to its fastest speeds available for consumers.  AS-T10G supports 10 GBE speed and is compatible with 5 GBE, 2.5 GBE, 1 GBE and 100 MBE speed while playing RJ-45 port. ASUSTOR ADM, Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Quick Heal offers extra months validity during festivities

Quick Heal offers extra months validity during festivities(0)

Gingering up the cheer to the upcoming festive season, Quick Heal Technologies has announced the launch of the Quick Heal Total Security Festive Pack. The festive pack gives Quick Heal customers four extra months of validity at no additional cost if activated on festive days. The days during which the offer can be availed— on

read more
banner









Contacts and information

New Delhi (India)

Social networks

Most popular categories