We launched new AWS Areas in Italy and South Africa in 2020, and are engaged on areas in Indonesia, Japan, Spain, India, and Switzerland.

Melbourne, Australia in 2020
Right this moment I’m blissful to announce that the Asia Pacific (Melbourne) area is within the works, and can open within the second half of 2022 with three Availability Zones. Along with the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Area, there are already seven Amazon CloudFront Edge places in Australia, backed by a Regional Edge cache in Sydney.

This might be our second area in Australia, and our ninth in Asia Pacific, becoming a member of the present area in Australia together with these in China, India, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. There are 77 Availability Zones inside 24 AWS Areas in operation in the present day, with 18 extra Availability Zones and 6 extra Areas (together with this one) underway.

As a part of our dedication to the Climate Pledge, Amazon is on a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable power by 2025 as a part of our objective to succeed in internet zero carbon by 2040. To this finish, we have now invested in two renewable power tasks in Australia with a mixed 165 MW capability and the power to generate 392,000 MWh yearly.

The brand new area offers you (and a whole bunch of 1000’s of different lively AWS prospects in Australia) extra architectural choices together with the power to retailer backup knowledge in geographically separated places inside Australia.

AWS in Australia
I’ve made a number of journeys to Australia on behalf of AWS during the last Four or 5 years and I all the time get pleasure from assembly our prospects whereas I’m there.

Our Australian prospects use AWS to speed up innovation, enhance agility, and to drive value financial savings. Listed here are a number of examples:

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) – As Australia’s main supplier of private, enterprise, and institutional banking companies, CBA counts on AWS to offer infrastructure that’s secure, resilient, and safe. They’re long-time advocates of cloud computing and have been utilizing AWS since 2012.

Swinburne University – The college focuses on innovation, trade engagement, and social inclusion. They began utilizing AWS in 2016 and have collaborated on improvements that help communities in Victoria. The Swinburne Data for Social Good Cloud Innovation Centre makes use of cloud applied sciences and clever knowledge analytics to unravel real-world issues.

XY Sense – Primarily based in Melbourne, this startup is utilizing sensible sensors and ML-powered analytics to create technology-enabled workplaces. Their sensor platform takes benefit of a number of AWS companies together with IoT and serverless, and processes over 7 billion nameless knowledge factors every month.

AWS Associate Community (APN) Companions in Australia are additionally doing a little wonderful work with AWS. Once more, a number of examples:

Versent – Additionally primarily based in Melbourne, this accomplice includes a gaggle of specialist consultants and a product firm by the identify of Stax. Versent not too long ago helped Land Services South Australia to modernize their full tech stack as a part of a shift to AWS (prepared the case study to be taught extra).

Deloitte Australia – As an AWS Strategic World Premier Associate since 2015, Deloitte Australia works with enterprise and public sector businesses, with a give attention to supply of superior services and products. As a part of their work, over 4,000 staff throughout Deloitte have participated within the Deloitte Cloud Guild and have strengthened their cloud computing expertise because of this.

Investing in Builders
A number of AWS packages are designed to assist to create and upskill the following era of builders and college students in order that they’re able to turn out to be a part of the following era of IT management. AWS re/Start prepares unemployed, underemployed, and transitioning people for a profession in cloud computing. AWS Academy supplies greater schooling establishments with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum. AWS Educate provides college students entry to AWS companies and content material which can be designed to assist them construct information and expertise in cloud computing.

Keep Tuned
As I famous earlier, the Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Area is scheduled to open within the second half of 2022. As all the time, we’ll announce the opening in a submit on this weblog, so keep tuned!

Jeff;





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