AWS to open 2nd region in Australia

Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to open a second infrastructure region in Australia in the latter half of 2022.

The new AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) Region will consist of three availability zones (AZs) at launch. It will join the existing 25 AZs in eight AWS Regions across the Asia Pacific in Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.

With the new region, more organisations will be able to run their applications and serve end users from data centres located in Australia.

Over the last decade, Amazon has invested more than A$3 billion in Australia, including infrastructure and compensation. In 2012, Amazon established its first infrastructure in Australia, launching the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region followed by Amazon CloudFront Points of Presence infrastructure in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

Besides Australia, AWS intends plans to launch six more AWS Regions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and egion in Australia.