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AWS new infrastructure region in Canada to serve end users with lower latency

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AWS new infrastructure region in Canada to serve end users with lower latency

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its second AWS infrastructure region in Canada for developers and enterprises to have an extended choice for running their applications from AWS data centers located in Canada.

The AWS Canada West (Calgary) region aims to give its customers access to AWS technologies, including data analytics, security, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI), to drive innovation.

“With the launch of the AWS Canada West (Calgary) region, customers and partners across Canada now have additional infrastructure to deploy applications with greater resilience, availability, and lower latency, while enabling more customers to innovate with advanced technologies like artificial intelligence to help fuel economic development across the country,” says Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of infrastructure services at AWS.

“AWS is committed to helping organizations of all sizes and across all industries increase agility and drive innovation. We are proud to deepen our investment by driving local job creation, building cloud skills, and creating opportunities for growth and collaboration with our local customers and AWS Partners.”

Elsewhere, AWS also released a new economic impact study highlighting that the company is planning to invest an estimated $17.9 billion in Canada through 2037 via the new AWS region, as well as the existing AWS Canada (Central) region in Quebec.

“Our government is committed to positioning our domestic industries for long-term growth and sustainability. The powerful digital infrastructure being established by Amazon Web Services near Calgary, Alberta will support Canadian developers, startups, large enterprises and academic institutions in their work by enabling access to AWS’s powerful advanced cloud technologies,” adds The Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, minister of innovation, science and industry, Government of Canada.

“This means faster and more reliable access to cloud services to support computing, storage, networking, analytics, artificial intelligence, mobile, hybrid, media, and security, which helps to secure well-paying jobs across many new industries.”

With the new added region, AWS now has 105 availability zones across 33 geographic regions. The company plans to additionally launch 12 more availability zones and four more AWS regions in Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, and the AWS European Sovereign Cloud.

Each availability zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected through redundant, ultra-low-latency networks, the company notes.

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