Cloud giant Amazon Web Services
(AWS) has launched data centers in Ohio, United States. The clear leader in the cloud arena, eclipsing rivals likes Microsoft’s Azure platform and the Google Cloud Platform, AWS’ suite of services extend to cloud offerings for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise applications. Globally, the AWS platform offers 38 Availability Zones (data centers in separate, distinct locations within a single region) including the United States, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and India. Its new Ohio data centers will also offer AWS’ cloud services to provide “another option for low-latency access across eastern and central US”.
Seattle, Washington-based AWS’ new US East (Ohio) Region joins US East (N. Virginia), the US East (Ohio) Region in providing low latency across the eastern and central United States (US) for customers who wish to leverage the AWS Cloud. From the outset US East (Ohio) Region will be comprised of three distinct Availability Zones.
“Our customers tell us that by running their applications in the AWS Cloud, they are able to move faster, operate more securely, and save substantial costs--all while leveraging the scale and performance of AWS,” explained AWS’ Vice President, Infrastructure, Peter DeSantis. “Now with five highly scalable regions across the United States, AWS customers have multiple options for providing US-based end users low-latency access to cloud applications, as well as the opportunity to architect a variety of inter-region backup and disaster recovery operations for even greater availability.”
“It's clear that the world’s economy is moving to digital technologies and cloud computing,” explained John Kasich, Governor of Ohio. “And Amazon Web Services’ commitment here demonstrates the leading role that we hope Ohio can play in that world. ...Ohio is not just embracing the new knowledge economy, we’re also advancing the technologies on which that economy will thrive.”Do you know of any other cloud providers offering new regions? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.