AWS has landed Down Under!

Today I attended the Amazon Web Services Customer Appreciation Day http://aws.amazon.com/apac/cad-anz/ , where the VP of AWS announced the launch of the new Sydney region.

There was a big audience (I’m guessing over 1000) listening to the keynotes and client testimonials and taking part in breakout sessions covering many of the services AWS provides.

The launch of a region in Australia is great news for Australian business, which now has access to AWS services with a fantastic latency. I ran some tests and got an average of 5ms (compared to approx 110ms with the previously closest region, Singapore).  In other words, the average time for servers to respond to information requests has been speeded up more than 20 times!

What’s even better news is that the prices are (almost) the same as the Singapore region.

I foresee lots of businesses soon taking advantage of the new AWS Sydney.

Contact me if you need help to get your infrastructure onto AWS.

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