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Amazon marks the start of a new cloud computing era in Australia
Jun 22 2012, 12:55 PM
Amazon has opened a new data centre in Sydney, marking the start of a new cloud computing era in Australia.
The ecommerce giant has opened the new centre with a post on the Amazon Web Services blog announcing its 33rd data centre in an "edge location in Sydney, Australia".
New cloud computing capabilities will allow the company to fully infiltrate the Australian retail market, with the location being used for AmazonCloudFront, a web hosting service, and Amazon Route 53, a domain name system (DNS) hosting service.
According to a statement from the company, the use of "edge locations" allows it to lower latency and improve performance for end users. Data can be stored temporarily to reduce download times, with eight more similar locations to be announced this year.
In the post, the company said it was answering "frequent requests" by customers in Australia for local services and would provide pay-as-you-go services.
It said: "Based on customer requests, internal logging, and the response to our recent survey, we believe that this location will prove to be of great benefit to our customers, providing them with increased performance and reduced latency. We believe that CloudFront's pay-as-you-go pricing model will provide Australian companies and global companies with a very cost-effective alternative to traditional content delivery solutions."
Posted by Neil Hill
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