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AWS (Amazon Web Services) Confirms Cloud Spin-Off Global Expansion Plans: Local areas of AWSAn initiative launched in 2019 to bring low-cost cloud infrastructure services closer to major population centers and industrial centers.
The move will help AWS double its current edge computing efforts as businesses across the spectrum seek to process and store data close to their end users.
“The edge of the cloud is expanding and is now available almost everywhere,” Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of infrastructure services at AWS, said in a statement.
AWS Local Zones are somewhat related to the Cloud and Available Zones, but do not have a complete set of AWS services – but they are computational, storage, database, And other basic services Close to where “one digit millisecond” is the minimum delay required for large companies to process and transfer data.
This is especially important for video streaming, real-time gaming, augmented and virtual reality and machine learning application events.
For example, Netflix expands its range beyond live-action content More animations She works on the computer Visual effectsUntil now, animators, producers and artists had to use specialized devices in their offices, but now Netflix wants to pour the necessary computing power into the cloud.
“To provide our artists with a better work experience, they need less delayed access to their virtual workstations,” said Stephen Kowalski, Netflix’s director of digital product infrastructure. “AWS Local Zones bring our artists’ cloud resources closer together.”
The story that has happened so far
The first AWS local area was relaunched in Los Angeles In 2019Amazon has created 15 more locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland and Seattle.
Last December, Amazon announced it would add more than 30 new local areas worldwide by 2022. Regardless of which countries benefit, today it has confirmed specific cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. These include:
Amsterdam, Netherlands); Athens Greece); Auckland, New Zealand); Bangkok, Thailand); Bangalore (India); Berlin, Germany); Bogota Colombia); Brisbane, Australia); Brussels, Belgium); Buenos Aires, Argentina); Chennai (India); Copenhagen, Denmark); New Delhi, India); Hanoi, Vietnam); Helsinki, Finland); Johannesburg, South Africa); Kolkata (India); Lima, Peru); Lisbon, Portugal); Manila, Philippines); Munich, Germany); Nairobi, Kenya); Oslo, Norway); Perth, Australia); Prague, Czech Republic); Queretaro (Mexico); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Santiago, Chile); Toronto Canada); Vancouver, Canada); Vienna Austria); Warsaw, Poland).
There can even be many reasons for a business to reach more local areas. As privacy regulations increase, many companies have to adhere to strict data location requirements, which means that data is stored in data centers within a particular country. But it can also mean that companies need to manage certain areas of their business from data centers on campus, using specific AWS cloud services. Such hybrid clouds are particularly suitable on campus.
Ultimately, AWS Local Zones aims to support the fast-growing edge computing movement by bringing AWS infrastructure closer to action and giving businesses additional options when setting up their own infrastructure.
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