Amazon Web Services (AWS) stated that it will open three data centers in the UAE in the first half of next year to tap into the burgeoning demand for cloud services in the country.
The new centers will enable the company to expand its data storage offering to public and private enterprises, start-ups, and educational institutions, which are experiencing an uptick in demand for cloud solutions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2019, the cloud computing company opened three data centers, the first batch in the MENA region, in Bahrain.
“We are excited to build on the great momentum of cloud adoption in the Middle East by providing more choice for customers in the UAE to run applications and store data locally,” said Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure, AWS. “The new AWS Region supports the UAE’s focus on promoting technology innovation that has made it a thriving global hub for entrepreneurs, e-governments, and multi-national businesses. With the new region, organizations of all sizes will be able to innovate faster and serve end-users with even lower latency across the region.”
The new cloud infrastructure which is to launch in the first half of 2022 will allow customers to run workloads and store data locally while serving end-users with even lower latency.
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