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Amazon AWS to Open Data Centres in Spain


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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will open an infrastructure region in Spain towards the end of 2022.

The new AWS Europe (Spain) Region will consist of three Availability Zones at launch, and will be AWS’ seventh region in Europe, joining existing regions in Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Stockholm, and the upcoming Milan region launching in early 2020. The region is expected to open late 2022 or early 2023. Currently, AWS provides 69 Availability Zones across 22 infrastructure regions worldwide. With this announcement, AWS now has announced plans for 13 more Availability Zones and four more Regions in Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, and Spain.

“Cloud computing is already powering innovation within businesses, educational institutions, public administrations, and government agencies across Spain, and with this AWS infrastructure region, we look forward to helping accelerate this transformation,” said Peter DeSantis, Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, Amazon Web Services. “Opening an AWS Region in Spain will drive more technology jobs and businesses, boosting the local economy, while enabling organisations across all industries to lower costs, increase security, and improve agility. We’re excited to have AWS contribute to the future growth of Spain.”

AWS’ announcement was welcomed by Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who described it as great news for the country. “This investment from AWS will allow Spain to fully adapt to the digital transformation and develop as an international centre of innovation and technology. Cloud computing, in addition to promoting technological progress in the private sector, will enable the Public Administration to improve the services it provides to citizens. A secure cloud is an essential tool for the development of our economy, as well as for the generation of jobs in our country. We highly value AWS’ commitment to the technological development of Spain and the up-skilling of our citizens.”



The addition of the Europe Region will enable local customers with data residency requirements to store their content, with the assurance that they retain complete control over the location of their data, while customers building applications that comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have access to another secure AWS infrastructure region in the European Union (EU) that meets the highest levels of security, compliance, and data protection.

Today, AWS is also Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (ENS) High certified, meaning its infrastructure meets the highest levels of security and compliance for government agencies and public organisations in Spain. This all gives Spanish organisations from startups to enterprises and the public sector access to infrastructure in their country to leverage advanced technologies including analytics, artificial Intelligence, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, server-less, and more to drive innovation.

Those looking to learn more about AWS in Spain should visit aws.amazon.com/es/local/spain