AWS announces plans to boost its Mexican presence

AWS announces plans to boost its Mexican presence

Cloud company Amazon Web Services (AWS), has announced plans to launch an AWS infrastructure Region in Mexico by early 2025.

It says the new AWS Mexico (Central) Region will give developers, start-ups, entrepreneurs and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organisations, greater choice for running their applications and serving end users from data centres located in Mexico, ensuring that customers who want to store their content in Mexico can do so.

It will be the cloud provider's second region in Latin America, joining the existing AWS South America (São Paulo) region.

As part of its long-term commitment to Latin America, AWS is planning to invest more than $5 billion in Mexico over 15 years, notably, according to the Data Centre Dynamics website, in three data centres in the state of Queretaro.

Indeed, AWS explains that the new AWS Region will consist of three Availability Zones (separated groups of data centres) at launch, adding to AWS’s existing 105 Availability Zones across 33 geographic regions globally.

AWS Regions consist of Availability Zones that place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations. Availability Zones are located far enough from each other to support customers’ business continuity, but near enough to provide low latency for high-availability applications that use multiple Availability Zones.

Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling and physical security and is connected through redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve greater fault tolerance.

Presumably including this announcement, AWS says it has plans to launch 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, and the AWS European Sovereign Cloud.

Customers already using AWS in Mexico  include Aeroméxico, Banco Santander Mexico, BBVA, Cinépolis, Kavak, Palace Resorts, and Vector Casa de Bolsa as well as a number of Mexican public sector customers.

The Data Centre Dynamics website says three planned AWS data centres in the state of Queretaro will join existing Huawei Cloud and Oracle facilities. Microsoft and Google also plan to open Mexican regions.


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