AWS has announced it is opening a cloud computing region in Switzerland, expanding its already large footprint on the continent.
As the leader in the cloud computing market, one of AWS’ biggest advantages is its worldwide reach. The company currently “spans 77 Availability Zones within 24 geographic regions around the world and has announced plans for twelve more Availability Zones and four more AWS Regions.” The existing regions include France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK, with Spain coming online in late 2022 or early 2023.
The company plans to bring the Switzerland region online in the second half of 2022.
“The upcoming AWS Europe (Zurich) Region will give our customers the choice and flexibility for where to store and process their data,” writes Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. “As always, our customers retain ownership of their data and control over its movement, so even the most security- and compliance-sensitive companies interested in keeping their data in Switzerland will now be able to innovate faster utilizing the AWS Cloud.”
The news is good news for AWS’ Swiss customers and helps the company continue its strong international support.