AWS launches second Middle East Region: in the United Arab Emirates

Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2022 07:42

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), has announced the launch of its second Region in the Middle East, the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region. AWS now has 87 Availability Zones across 27 geographic regions with plans to launch 21 more Availability Zones and seven more AWS Regions: in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland.

AWS Regions are composed of Availability Zones that place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations. The AWS Middle East (UAE) Region consists of three Availability Zones and joins the existing AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region, which opened in July 2019. 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.

The launch of the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region will enable local customers with data residency requirements to store data securely in the UAE, while providing customers with even lower latency across the country.