The AWS Spain region is now available !

AWS Launches (again) in Spain! Here’s why CloudZone is Proud to be a Premier Partner

Amazon Web Services will be launching its eighth infrastructure region in Spain. Developers, startups, entrepreneurs, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and nonprofit organizations will now have even greater choice for running their applications and serving end users from data centers located locally – using advanced AWS technologies to drive innovation.

CloudZone is extremely proud to be a Premier AWS Partner in the new infrastructure region. Here are the 3 reasons why we’re most excited:

  • The benefit to the Spanish economy

AWS estimates that its spending on the construction and operation of the new region will support more than 1,300 full-time jobs, with a planned $2.5 billion (approx. 2.5 billion Euros) investment in Spain over 10 years. AWS also estimates that the new region will add $1.8 billion (approx. 1.8 billion Euros) to the Spanish gross domestic product (GDP) over 10 years. As part of its commitment to the region, AWS also announced a $150,000 (approx. 150,000 Euros) AWS InCommunities Fund in Aragón, where the AWS Europe (Spain) region is located, to help local groups, schools, and organizations initiate new community projects. 

  • Innovation that will improve businesses

AWS is delivering on its promise to build new, world-class infrastructure locally to help customers in Spain achieve the highest levels of security, availability, and resilience. The investment in the AWS Europe (Spain) region reflects AWS’s long-term commitment to support the country’s economic development, job creation, and business growth.

On the topic of innovation, Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at AWS had this to say: “The cloud enables organizations of all types and sizes to speed up innovation, improve business processes, and reinvent experiences for their customers and end users.” 

Pedro Sánchez, prime minister of Spain, said: “We welcome the investment of one of the world’s leading technology companies in Spain. The opening of the AWS Europe (Spain) region is a significant milestone that helps position our country as a leading digital economy”.

  • Increased Availability Zones mean customer convenience

The AWS Europe (Spain) region consists of three Availability Zones and joins seven existing AWS European regions in Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, and Zurich. Availability Zones are located far enough from each other to support customers’ business continuity, but near enough to provide low latency for high-availability applications that use multiple Availability Zones. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected through redundant, ultra-low latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even greater fault tolerance!

As an AWS premier partner, CloudZone offers best-in-class consulting, and operational and professional services for every aspect of cloud technologies. We’re ecstatic to be embarking on this journey with AWS and look forward to helping customers quickly set up a secure, multi-account AWS environment based on AWS best practices. For any inquiries, get in touch with one of our expert team members today!