Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the opening of the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) region. AWS now has 69 Availability Zones within 22 geographic regions around the world, and has announced plans for nine more Availability Zones in three more AWS Regions in Indonesia, Italy and South Africa.
From 30 July, developers, start-ups and enterprises as well as government, education, and non-profit organisations can run their applications and serve end-users from data centres located in the Middle East. The new AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region offers three Availability Zones at launch.
AWS Regions are composed of Availability Zones, which each comprise at least one data centre and are located in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance significantly to reduce the risk of a single event impacting business continuity, yet near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling and physical security and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks.