Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it will open an infrastructure region in Italy in early 2020. The AWS Europe (Milan) Region will comprise of three Availability Zones and will be AWS’s sixth region in Europe, joining existing regions in France, Germany, Ireland, the UK, and Sweden (launching in late 2018). Currently, AWS provides 57 Availability Zones across 19 geographic regions globally, with another 12 Availability Zones across four regions coming online between the end of 2018 and the first half of 2020 in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, South Africa, and Sweden.
The addition of the AWS Europe (Milan) Region will enable organisations to provide lower latency to end users in Italy. Local AWS customers with data residency requirements will be able to store their content in the country, with the assurance that they retain complete control over the location of their data, while customers building applications that comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have access to another secure AWS infrastructure region in the European Union (EU) that meets the highest levels of security, compliance, and data protection.
Additionally, Italian organisations from startups to enterprise and the public sector will have infrastructure in their country to leverage advanced technologies such as analytics, artificial Intelligence, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, serverless, and more to drive innovation.