(The Hosting News) – Amazon is bringing its cloud services, Amazon Web Services, to Germany, resulting in its second location in Europe.
The data center will be located in Frankfurt, due to the location being “one of the largest internet exchanged globally,” said AWS EMEA chief Steve Midgley.
“We know that data sovereignty is important to our customers in Germany,” added Midgley. “A number have told us that they’re running the workload that they’re allowed to run on us, by virtue of policy, but they’re not permitted to run other workloads. It tends to differ from company to company, but some examples might be customer data, personal data.”
According to the New York Times, the new center will also reach to customers in Germany, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, serving users faster performance speeds.
Amazon Web Services is in 11 different regions worldwide, including China, France, Korea, and Australia.