Amazon Web Services Announce Plans to Open Data Centers in New Zealand

Sep 23, 2021 By MarketDepth

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AmazonHeadquartersAWS, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) company Amazon Web Services has reported plans to open an infrastructure region in New Zealand Aotearoa in 2024.  The new AWS Asia Pacific Region will host three availability zones and join the 81 Availability Zones across 25 AWS regions at launch.  The Region will be owned and operated by a local AWS entity within New Zealand.  The company plans to open 24 more Availability Zones and eight more AWS Regions within India, Australia, Indonesia, Israel, Spain, Switzerland the UAE, including the new AWS Region in New Zealand.  

“AWS supports thousands of organizations across New Zealand in their drive to innovate, succeed, and grow globally. AWS Cloud technology is providing new ways for government to further engage with citizens, for enterprises to innovate for their next phase of growth, and for entrepreneurs to build businesses and compete on a global scale.”

Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services, AWS

“Our investments reflect AWS’s deep and long-term commitment to New Zealand. We are excited to build new world-class infrastructure locally, train New Zealanders with in-demand digital skills, and continue to help local organizations deliver applications that accelerate digital transformation and fuel economic growth,” said Kalyanaraman.

Access to New Services for Public

Te Tāhū o te Ture Ministry of Justice works to help make sure New Zealand is a safe and just society. “As an essential service, the courts have continued to work throughout the various COVID lockdowns, and the constraints of what is still a largely paper-based system have put into sharp focus the importance of technology to enable the remote delivery of services to ensure ongoing access to justice. Investment in new technology would make it easier for citizens to access and engage with the courts and tribunals, while at the same time ensuring the Ministry can maximize the use of all our resources since court-related data must be hosted within New Zealand in line with judicial policy,” said Tina Wakefield, Deputy Secretary Corporate and Digital Services at Ministry of Justice. “By investing in a Region in New Zealand, AWS is opening up fresh possibilities for public service agencies like ours by offering a new cloud computing option aligned with our preferences for on-shore data hosting. Using locally hosted technologies, we can further align with the New Zealand government’s cloud-first strategy and progress toward new ways of working that improve the experience of justice services for court participants, with the aim of improving access to justice for all New Zealanders.”