AWS Cloud Now Available to Customers from Data Centers in the UK

Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) has announced the launch of its AWS Europe (London) Region. With this launch, AWS now provides 42 Availability Zones across 16 technology infrastructure regions globally with another five Availability Zones and two regions in France and China expected to come online in the coming months.

uk government cloudWith over one hundred thousand active customers already in the UK using existing AWS Regions, those welcoming the new AWS Region include Aviva, BP, Cancer Research UK, Channel 4, Financial Times, Just Eat, Starling Bank, Trainline, Transport for London (TfL), UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and many more.

The AWS Europe (London) Region is AWS’s third European Region, joining existing regions in Ireland and Germany. Custiners can now leverage the AWS Cloud to run their applications and store their data on infrastructure in the UK.

The AWS Europe (London) Region offers two Availability Zones at launch. AWS Regions are comprised of Availability Zones, which refer to technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting availability, yet near enough for business continuity applications that require rapid failover. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, physical security, and is connected via redundant, “low-latency” networks.

All AWS Cloud infrastructure regions around the world are designed, built, and regularly audited to meet the most rigorous compliance standards and provide high levels of security for all AWS customers. These include ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, SOC 1 (Formerly SAS 70), SOC 2 and SOC 3 Security & Availability, PCI DSS Level 1, and many more.

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