As the cloud industry in Australia continues to grow, the need for high-performance and reliable data centers and services will increase. In response to this, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its second AWS infrastructure Region in Australia, the AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region. This move is expected to create more than 2,500 full-time jobs and have a planned investment of over USD4.5 billion by 2037.
Through the launch of this new region, developers, startups, governments, education institutions, and nonprofits can use AWS to run their applications in data centers located in Australia. Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at AWS, said that this move will “provide even greater resilience and enable more customers to develop cloud-based applications that help fuel economic development across the country.”
The launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region will allow local businesses to store their data within Australia while also providing consumers with faster response times. Tim Pallas, the Victorian Minister for Trade and Investment, said that this move will “deliver a boost to the economy, support innovation, and help to create new jobs locally.”
AWS also conducted an economic impact study, which estimated that their investment will add approximately USD10.6 billion to Australia’s GDP by 2037. This new region will bring about employment opportunities in various industries, including construction and maintenance.
The AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region is part of Amazon’s ongoing expansion into Australia, and the company now has 99 Availability Zones across 31 geographic regions with plans to add even more in the future. The AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region comprises of three Availability Zones, and customers can build applications that run in multiple Availability Zones to withstand additional failure points.
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