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AWS Launches Europe/London Region

Posted on 12.13.2016

AWS has now launched its “Europe (London)” region to supplement its existing European regions in Ireland and Frankfurt.

London will offer all of AWS’s core services (think EC2, S3, RDS, etc.). It’s worth noting that some of AWS’s more advanced tools like Lambda and it’s recently announced machine learning services won’t be available in London just yet. Amazon’s portfolio of managed enterprise mail, file storage, sharing and virtual desktop services also isn’t yet available in London.

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“With the launch of the AWS Europe (London) Region, AWS can enable many more UK enterprise, public sector and startup customers to reduce IT costs, address data locality needs, and embark on rapid transformations in critical new areas, such as big data analysis and Internet of Things,” Amazon CTO Werner Vogels writes on his blog today.

AWS now offers its uses a choice between 16 regions with a total of 42 availability zones around the world. That’s up from 11 regions only a year ago and a number that’s likely to increase over the course of 2017. The new region in London will feature two availability zones.

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