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AWS announces second cloud region in UAE

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its second cloud region in the United Arab Emirates – the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region.

AWS has said that the construction and operation of the new region will provide around 6,000 full-time jobs annually at external vendors.

The company is planning to invest an estimated $5 billion (AED 20 billion) in the UAE over the next 15 years through the new region, including the construction of data centres and investment in the local economy.

“AWS is committed to helping customers in the UAE deploy the most advanced cloud technologies and achieve the highest levels of security, availability, and resiliency,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at AWS.

“With the launch of the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region, we are making it possible for even more customers to harness the power of the cloud to drive innovation across the UAE, while also investing in the local economy through job creation, training for highly sought-after technology skills, and education resources to further advance the UAE’s strategic priorities.”

With the launch of the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region, AWS 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.

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