Amazon Web Services (AWS) will open a cloud infrastructure region in Italy in early 2020. The AWS Europe (Milan) Region will comprise of three Availability Zones and will be AWS’s sixth cloud region in Europe, joining existing regions in France, Germany, Ireland, the UK, and Sweden (launching in late 2018).
The addition of the AWS Europe (Milan) Region would enable organizations 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.
Additionally, Italian organizations from startups to enterprises and the public sector will have infrastructure in their country to leverage advanced technologies such as analytics, artificial Intelligence (AI), database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, serverless, and more to drive innovation.
“For thousands of years, Italians have been the architects of some of the most innovative and ground-breaking technical and artistic feats,” said Andy Jassy, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amazon Web Services. “We’ve been amazed with how Italian companies have invented on top of AWS thus far, but believe an AWS Region in Italy makes it even easier for Italian companies and government organizations to reinvent and evolve customer and citizen experiences for many decades to come.”
Currently, AWS provides 57 Cloud 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.