Amazon Web Services recently announced the launch of AWS Canada (Central) Region, and will offer two more availability zones at launch.
AWS is an Amazon.com company that operates more than 40 availability zones and 15 technology infrastructure regions globally. With this launch, AWS will expand its global reach into Montreal, Quebec, enabling customers to run applications and store data in Canada.
AWS regions are comprised of availability zones, which refer to the infrastructure located in distant enough geographic locations to reduce the risk of one event impacting availability, yet near enough for businesses to continue operations.
While AWS already has thousands of Canadian customers, clients welcoming AWS into Canada include the National Bank of Canada, Salesforce, Lululemon Athletica, Desire2Learn, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), British Columbia Hydro, TMX Group, the University of Alberta, Shaw Communications, and Kik Interactive.
AWS now operates zones in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.