Amazon Web Services (AWS) will soon launch cloud data centres in Bahrain.
In the first phase, three data centres will be opened in this Middle East nation.
“As countries in the Middle East look to transform their economies for generations to come, technology will play a major role, and the cloud will be in the middle of that transformation,” said AWS CEO Andy Jassy.
UAE-based telecoms service provider du has also joined the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN) to accelerate access to the cloud for enterprises across the UAE.
“Joining AWS’s global partner programme means our customers can quickly deploy and connect Cloud services with consistent performance and new elasticity,” remarked Fahad AlHassawi, the Chief Commercial Officer at du.
“We are giving our customers access to world-leading cloud solutions and enabling them to scale their connectivity on-demand. In this way, we are making the promise of the Cloud a reality for customers on our network,” he stated.
Presence of data centres will improve the performance of cloud applications for local customers, cut data transport costs for customers and cloud providers, and provide a local application hosting option to customers bound by law to host data within country borders.
Amazon is the first american company to offer cloud data centres in this region. Alibaba Cloud is offering a similar solution on Dubai.
Amazon and Google have been building out their cloud regions with multiple zones at a time.
It enables enterprises to connect services supported with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) and Experience end-to-end. Cloud Access Exchange combines enterprise level connectivity with the scalability and flexibility of AWS