Amazon today said that its region of Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers in London is now live for customers to use. A wide range of services are available from the EU (London) region, along with basic cloud-based computing and storage resources.
This is the third AWS region to go live in Europe, AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post on the news. AWS now has 16 available regions and 42 availability zones inside of those regions, according to a statement.
Last year, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service announced that it would launch a data center in the UK by the end of 2016. It’s now the end of 2016 and, true to its word, AWS has now launched its “Europe (London)” region to supplement its existing European regions in Ireland and Frankfurt which opened in 2007 and 2014.
In total, 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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