This month, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of a new the AWS Region in Canada. With this launch, Amazon now provides 40 Availability Zones globally.
Amazon announced that developers, start-ups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations can now leverage the AWS Cloud to run their applications and store their data on infrastructure in Canada.
Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS said :
Our Canadian customers and APN Partners asked us to build AWS infrastructure in Canada, so they can run their mission-critical workloads and store sensitive data on AWS infrastructure located in Canada.
A local AWS Region will serve as the foundation for new cloud initiatives in Canada that can transform business, customer experiences, and enhance the local economy.
AWS Regions are comprised of Availability Zones, which refer to technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to reduce the risk of a single event impacting availability. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling and physical security.
The AWS Canada (Central) Region is offering two Availability Zones at launch with two Amazon CloudFront edge locations in Toronto and Montreal for customers looking to deliver websites, applications, and content to Canadian end users with low latency. These locations are part of AWS’s existing network of 68 edge sites across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.