AWS is working towards building a cloud infrastructure region in Spain in late 2022 or early 2023.
AWS serves in 69 availability zones spread across 22 cloud infrastructure regions across the globe. According to AWS, there is a plan to open a new region in Spain. With this announcement, AWS in Europe will reach seven zones, as the total number of global regions reaches 26.
Working on new zones
Spain will consist of three Availability Zones – geographically separate data centers. Moreover, AWS expects to open 13 more planned “zones” and four Regions situated in Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, and Spain.
Peter DeSantis, AWS VP of global infrastructure and customer support, said: “Opening an AWS Region in Spain will drive more technology jobs and businesses, boosting the local economy, while enabling organizations across all industries to lower costs, increase security, and improve agility. We’re excited to have AWS contribute to the future growth of Spain.”
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said:
“This investment from AWS will allow Spain to fully adapt to the digital transformation and develop as an international center of innovation and technology.”
“Cloud computing, in addition to promoting technological progress in the private sector, will enable the Public Administration to improve the services it provides to citizens. We highly value AWS’s commitment to the technological development of Spain and the upskilling of our citizens,” he added.