Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced its plans to open a new region in Paris, France. The company announced on their blog that the growing demand for cloud computing and the increase in their customer base is the driving force behind the launch of additional AWS Regions.
Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist, AWS wrote in a blog post :
This will be the fourth AWS Region in Europe.
We currently have two other Regions in Europe — EU (Ireland) and EU (Frankfurt) and an additional Region in the UK expected to launch in the coming months.
The company said that bringing AWS regions to more places will help them meet local regulations about where data is stored. They also added that sites closer to customers reduce the time taken for data to travel and for applications to load.
He added :
We are looking forward to serving new and existing French customers and working with partners across Europe.
Of course, the new Region will also be open to existing AWS customers who would like to process and store data in France.