Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Amazon Web Services reported that it will open an infrastructure region in Switzerland in the second half of 2022. The AWS Europe Region will comprise of three Availability Zones and join existing regions in Sweden, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France and the UK. AWS provides 77 availability zones across 24 regions globally with plans for 12 more Availability Zones and four more AWS Regions in Switzerland, Indonesia, Spain and Japan. The new AWS Europe Region will allow for more developers, startups, government, enterprises, education and nonprofit organizations to run their applications and serve end users from data centers located in Switzerland.
“For more than 14 years, AWS has supported organizations across almost every industry in Switzerland to speed up innovation, lower their IT costs, and transform their operations,” said Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “AWS is excited to announce our upcoming region in Switzerland and help Swiss institutions, innovative startups, and world-leading pharma companies deliver cloud-powered applications to fuel economic development across the country.”
AWS Regions consist of Availability Zones that are technology infrastructure in distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event that may impact customers’ business continuity enough to provide low latency for high availability applications.