AWS Plans to Launch New AWS Local Zones Globally
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), has just announced it plans to launch new AWS Local Zones in 32 new metropolitan areas across different countries around the world as well as the completion of its first 16 AWS Local Zones in the U.S.
As announced, the first 16 AWS Local Zones are designed to help customers deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency in 16 cities in the U.S. including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, and Seattle.
“The edge of the cloud is expanding and is now becoming available virtually everywhere. Thousands of AWS customers using U.S.-based AWS Local Zones are able to optimize low-latency applications designed specifically for their industries and the use cases of their customers,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at AWS.
“With the success of our first Local Zones in 16 U.S. cities, we are expanding to more locations for our customers around the world who have asked for these same capabilities to push the edge of cloud services to new places. AWS Local Zones will now be available in over 30 new locations globally, providing customers with a powerful new capability to leverage cloud services within a few milliseconds of hundreds of millions of end users around the world.”
With the planned launch, AWS intends to also bring its AWS Local Zones closer to its other customers in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East – to help them deliver applications closer to end users and run hybrid workloads near their data centers with single-digit millisecond latencies.
According to AWS, the planned launch is spread over the next two years with locations in different cities around the world including Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Bangkok, Bengaluru, Berlin, Bogotá, Brisbane, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Chennai, Copenhagen, Delhi, Hanoi, Helsinki, Johannesburg, Kolkata, Lima, Lisbon, Manila, Munich, Nairobi, Oslo, Perth, Prague, Querétaro, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Toronto, Vancouver, Vienna, and Warsaw.