AWS plans to open an infrastructure region in Switzerland in the second half of 2022. The AWS Europe (Zurich) Region will comprise three Availability Zones and join existing regions in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and the UK. AWS has 77 availability zones across 24 geographic regions globally. The company plans for 12 more Availability Zones and four more AWS Regions in Switzerland, Indonesia, Japan, and Spain.
To help Swiss institutions, innovative startups and pharma companies
With the new AWS Europe (Zurich) Region, more developers, startups, and enterprises, government, education, and non-profit organizations can run their applications and serve end-users from data centers located in Switzerland.
Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, Amazon Web Services, said,
“For more than 14 years, AWS has supported organizations across almost every industry in Switzerland to speed up innovation, lower their IT costs, and transform their operations. AWS is excited to announce our upcoming region in Switzerland and help Swiss institutions, innovative startups, and world-leading pharma companies deliver cloud-powered applications to fuel economic development across the country.”
AWS Regions consist of Availability Zones, which has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. The addition of the AWS Europe (Zurich) Region will enable local customers with data residency requirements to store their data in Switzerland, with the assurance that they retain control over the location of their data.
Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (RSI), Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Swiss Post, the Swiss Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo) are some of the public organizations that use AWS to transform the services they deliver to the citizens of the country.