Amazon Web Services (AWS), has launched its AWS EU (Paris) Region in France. With this launch, AWS now provides 49 cloud Availability Zones across 18 technology infrastructure regions globally with another 12 Availability Zones and four regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and a second AWS GovCloud Region in the U.S. expected to come online by early 2019.

The AWS EU (Paris) Region is AWS’s fourth in Europe, joining existing cloud regions in Germany, Ireland, and the UK. Tens of thousands of French customers already use AWS Cloud in other France regions. Some examples of AWS Cloud customers in France would include: AlloResto, BforBank, Canal+, Capgemini, Claranet, Decathlon, Engie, Fastbooking, Schneider Electric, and Le Figaro.

The AWS EU (Paris) Region offers three Availability Zones. The new AWS EU (Paris) Region would give customers with data sovereignty requirements the ability to store their data in France with the assurance that their content will not move unless they move it. The new Cloud Region adds to the existing infrastructure AWS already has in France, which includes three Edge Network Locations in Paris and one in Marseille, for customers looking to deliver websites, applications, and content to end users with low latency. These are part of AWS’s existing network of 107 Points of Presence (96 Edge Locations and 11 Regional Edge Caches) globally.

“For over a decade, AWS has been supporting French builders and entrepreneurs, in enterprises and startups, on their quest to reinvent and evolve their customer’s experiences,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services. “We have tens of thousands of French customers using AWS from regions outside of France, but we’ve heard them loud and clear and are excited to deliver them an AWS Cloud Region in France, so they can easily operate their most latency-sensitive workloads or house any data that needs to reside on French soil.”

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