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AWS brings its Local Zones mini data centers to 32 new cities


Latency is critical for a lot of workloads, yet the large cloud providers typically build their major data centers where the electricity is cheap and the local tax incentives high. In recent years, though, we’ve seen a new twist on this with projects like AWS’ Local Zones. These are small data centers adjacent to major population centers that provide core cloud features for applications like gaming, video streaming or machine learning inference that require low latency connections.
Today, after first teasing this announcement at its re:Invent conference last year, AWS is announcing a major expansion its original set of 16 Local Zones to 48.
These new zones will be located in cities across 26 countries: Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Bangkok, Bengaluru, Ber …

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