Amazon Links Up Australia With Web Service Suite

 

  • EC2 servers and S3 storage
  • 9th region
  • 10,000 Australian customers using the service

Amazon is taking cloud computing in Australia to another level with its new web service suite.

 

  • EC2 servers and S3 storage
  • 9th region
  • 10,000 Australian customers using the service

Amazon is taking cloud computing in Australia to another level with its new web service suite.

The country can now get low-latency access to all Amazon web services, including its EC2 servers and S3 storage.

Based in Sydney, this is Amazon’s ninth distinct region where it offers AWS. It joins Singapore and Tokyo in catering to the Asia-Pacific region.

There is a catch though. Amazon is known to charge on a region basis, clocking in different pricing and services depending on the data centre customers choose. The Australian launch comes at a premium to its US service, which was already used by many Australian companies thanks to its affordability. In fact, the prices for both EC2 and S3 are higher in Australia than most other markets.

According to Amazon, it already has 10,000 Australian customers using the service, including the Commonwealth Bank to Halfbrick, the Aussie game developer behind Fruit Ninja and Machine Gun Jetpack.

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