Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 79

/////////////////////////////////////////////////// t cht lk AWS LAUNCHES REGION IN THE MIDDLE EAST Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the opening of the new Bahrain region which is enabling customers to innovate faster and run workloads from data centres located in the Middle East. A mazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the opening of the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region. With this launch, AWS now spans 69 Availability Zones within 22 geographic regions around the world and has announced plans for nine more Availability Zones across three more AWS Regions in Indonesia, Italy and South Africa. Developers, start-ups and enterprises, as well as government, education and non- profit organisations can now run their applications and serve end-users from data centres located in the Middle East, as well as leverage advanced technologies from AWS cloud to drive innovation. “The cloud has the chance to unlock Digital Transformation in the Middle East,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services. “We are launching advanced and secure technology infrastructure that matches the scale of our other AWS Regions around the world and are already seeing strong demand in the Middle East for AWS technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, data analytics, IoT and much more. “We are excited to see how our cloud technology will provide new ways for governments to better 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.” “ THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW AWS REGION IN BAHRAIN IS ALLOWING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANISATIONS TO REALISE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF THE CLOUD. INTELLIGENTCIO 79