(The Hosting News) – Amazon may be expanding into the land down under according to a new report from The Australian. The company is said to be looking to open two new data centers in Sydney, Australia to provide services pertaining to its cloud service platform Amazon Web Services.
According to the report, the data centers could be premiered by the beginning of 2012. The paper also says the company has been focusing on power consumption when it comes to selecting sites for the centers.
If Amazon goes ahead with the possible expansion, they’ll likely work with another company for the new centers. One possible company the report cited was Equinix, which has already worked in the area.
Despite the reports, the paper stated that an AWS spokesperson declined to comment when reached. However, the spokesperson admitted the company is planning expansion in various areas worldwide.
Amazon Web Services provides a significant amount of cloud services for developers. Top internet sites that rely on the platform include Quora, Hootsuite, and Reddit.
The company’s web service platform made big news earlier this year when its servers faced downtime, also temporarily bringing down sites reliant on AWS.
To view the article by the Australian, visit: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/amazon-to-open-local-data-centre/story-e6frgakx-1226092672472