Amazon launches Web services from Brazil

Amazon Web Services has set up data centers in Brazil to service South American customers
  • (IDG News Service)
  • — 15 December, 2011 17:45

Amazon Web Services has launched services for South American customers from data centers in Brazil, the company said Wednesday.

The new AWS South America (Sao Paulo) Region is the eighth geographic region worldwide in which the company has deployed its cloud computing platform, and the first in South America, AWS said.

The company already has data centers in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Singapore. It added in November its seventh region, targeting parts of western U.S., and supported by infrastructure located in Oregon.

The service in South America will help a number of existing customers of AWS who have been using the service from existing AWS regions across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. These customers can now run their applications in Brazil, significantly reducing latency, besides meeting any need to have their data reside in South America, AWS said.

AWS services including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) are now available to South American customers and developers, AWS said.

Besides already having customers in the region, AWS hopes to benefit from the presence in the region of partners that are building and selling applications and services around its infrastructure, including global players like Oracle and Accenture. The software vendors and system integrators have or will soon be making their software services available on AWS in the region, the company said.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

John Ribeiro

IDG News Service
Topics: Amazon Web Services, internet, cloud computing
Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Compare & Save

Deals powered by WhistleOut
WhistleOut

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?