Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Expand in Sweden

Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Expand in Sweden

Internet giant Amazon will build three data centers across Sweden, the first in the Nordic region, bringing the number of its “cloud” storage facilities in Europe to ten.

The new AWS EU (Stockholm) Region will be operational in 2018. The new AWS Infrastructure Region will enable customers to run workloads in Sweden and serve end-users across the Nordics with even lower latency.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Expand in Sweden
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AWS will establish its centers in three towns, Katrineholm, Vasteras and Eskilstuna, located west of Stockholm.

“AWS’s decision to open a new region in Sweden to serve the Nordics with flexible, secure, reliable, and low latency cloud services confirms that Sweden has the best possible conditions to operate large-scale datacenters,” says Tomas Sokolnicki, head of datacenters at Business Sweden.

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In Europe, Amazon already has three data centers in Ireland, two in Great Britain and two in Germany, according to its website. The group announced in September that it planned to open three more in France this year.

“For over a decade, we’ve had a large number of Nordic customers building their businesses on AWS,” the head of AWS, Andy Jassy, said in a statement from Agence France Presse.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Expand in Sweden
In Europe, Amazon already has three data centers in Ireland, two in Great Britain and two in Germany, according to its website.

Sweden’s unique combination of low energy costs, the lowest in the European Union, together with a strong renewable energy base, a near zero-carbon footprint and robust fiber connectivity makes it one of Europe’s most ideal locations for datacenters.

“The Nordic’s most successful startups, including iZettle, King, Mojang, and Supercell, as well as some of the most respected enterprises in the world, such as IKEA, Nokia, Scania, and Telenor, depend on AWS to run their businesses, enabling them to be more agile and responsive to their customers. An AWS Region in Stockholm enables Swedish and Nordic customers, with local latency or data sovereignty requirements, to move the rest of their applications to AWS and enjoy cost and agility advantages across their entire application portfolio,” said Jassy.

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Sweden has a strong proven track record in the digital economy, driven by a high rate of technology adoption and an innovative business climate. The adoption of cloud has matured to an advanced stage where the private and public sectors increasingly are relying more on cloud infrastructure.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Expand in Sweden
AWS runs numerous data centers around the world organized by regions

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