(The Hosting News) – A new cloud zone by Amazon Web Services is now available in South America for businesses and software developers.
The company announced the launch of the new cloud region located in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday.
The cloud provides for popular Amazon Web Services including CloudWatch, Elastic Compute Cloud, Elastic MapReduce, SimpleDB, and more.
Discussing the matter in a press release, Amazon Web Services Senior VP Andy Jassy stated, “Many South American customers have been using AWS in existing AWS Regions across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.”
“With the launch of the new South America (Sao Paulo) Region, these customers can now run their applications in Brazil, which significantly reduces latency to end-users in South America and allows those needing their data to reside in South America to easily do so,” Jassy continued.
The new region represents the company’s eighth and follows the addition of another cloud zone in Oregon, USA just last month. Other cloud regions include locations such as Japan, Ireland, and Singapore.
Meanwhile, the company already has some high profile Brazilian customers including financial institution Orama, Gol Airlines, discount site Peixe Urbano, and more.
With the move, the service has compatibility with the Portuguese language. Other language options include Spanish, French, and Dutch.
Earlier this year in August, Amazon Web Services launched a cloud service for federal U.S. government agencies called GovCloud. For more information regarding the latest region by AWS, view a press release here (phx.corporate-ir.net).