(The Hosting News) – Amazon Web Services is reportedly continuing its development in the Australian market. According to a recent report by IT News Australia, AWS just added Hostwork’s Russell Hall to its sales team. The move gives Amazon Web Services a veteran in the field.
Working for Australian hosting provider Hostworks, Russell served as the company’s business development manager, dealing with the provider’s clients. Despite the report, it appears that AWS has yet to confirm the move.
It was reported by the Australian in July that AWS was exploring an expansion in the country by possibly opening data center facilities around Sydney.
Amazon Web Services has made plenty of news lately. Besides possibly mulling an Australian expansion, the cloud provider recently announced Amazon GovCloud, a new cloud region that looks to serve U.S. government agencies.
However, not all of the recent news concerning AWS has been positive. Just recently, the cloud provider faced a major outage based out of its facility in Dublin, Ireland which resulted in downtime for some of the provider’s services. Thought to have been initially caused by a lightning strike, AWS later determined that wasn’t the case.
The provider offers various cloud services to clients including NASA, the U.S. Treasury, and popular internet sites such as Hootsuite and Foursquare.
Meanwhile, the Australian market has proven popular for data center expansion lately. Data center provider Equinix recently launched a new facility in the country while top data center provider Digital Realty Trust recently announced its acquisition of land in the market.