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AWS launches cloud region in Spain

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Amazon Web Services has launched its eighth cloud region in Europe, the AWS Europe (Spain) Region.

AWS has said its new region is estimated to support more than 1,300 jobs during construction and operation, as part of an investment of more than $2.5 billion in Spain over 10 years.

AWS has also announced a $150,000 AWS InCommunities Fund in Aragón to support local groups, schools, and organisations in the area to initiate new community projects.

The company estimates that the new region will add $1.8 billion to the Spanish gross domestic product (GDP) across the same period.

“The cloud enables organisations of all types and sizes to speed up innovation, improve business processes, and reinvent experiences for their customers and end-users,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at AWS.

“We are delivering on our promise to build new world-class infrastructure locally to help customers in Spain achieve the highest levels of security, availability, and resilience. We are also proud to be investing in Aragón to support community projects led by local schools and organisations. Our investment in the AWS Europe (Spain) Region reflects AWS’s long-term commitment to support the country’s economic development, job creation, and business growth.”

“We welcome the investment of one of the world’s leading technology companies in Spain,” added Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain. “The opening of the AWS Europe (Spain) Region is a significant milestone that helps position our country as a leading digital economy.”

The AWS Europe (Spain) Region joins seven existing AWS European Regions in Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, and Zurich.

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