(The Hosting News) – Amazon is looking to expand its cloud services, and Germany may be the next country to receive a data center from Amazon.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Senior VP of Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy, says German customers have been asking for a data center “on their own soil.”
Amazon is looking to build multiple data centers in “major countries”, and Germany is a possibility due to the company’s “significant business” in the country.
When determining where the company builds new data centers, two factors come into play, data sovereignty requirements and “having data centers closer to customers to help ensure the speed of communications between servers,” adds Jassy.
“If you look at the amount of computing done in each major country in the world, it probably warrants [having] a region in each major country.”
Amazon currently has data centers in 10 different regions, including the U.S., Brazil, Dublin, Singapore, Tokyo, China, and Sydney, as well as a “government cloud.”