Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the opening of the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region. With this launch, AWS now extends 69 Availability Zones within 22 geographic regions around the globe and has declared plans for nine more Availability Zones across three more AWS Regions in Italy, Indonesia, and South Africa. Starting today, startups, developers, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations can run their applications and serve end-users from data centers located in the Middle East, as well as leverage advanced technologies from the world’s leading cloud, to drive innovation.
The new AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region offers three Availability Zones at launch. AWS Regions are composed of Availability Zones, which each includes at least one data center and are located in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting business continuity, yet near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications. Each Availability Zone has independent power, physical security, and cooling, and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS clients focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even greater fault-tolerance. AWS infrastructure Regions meet the highest levels of security, data protection, and compliance.
New AWS Region expands cloud pioneer’s global footprint, empowering customers to innovate faster and run workloads from data centers located in the Middle East. Hyper-scale infrastructure incorporates three Availability Zones and connects the Middle East to AWS’s global network to power the region’s push for digital transformation. Tens of thousands of customers and partners across the Middle East are already innovating on AWS, including Al Tayer Group, Anghami, Bahrain Bourse, Aramex, Bahrain iGA, Careem, Dubizzle, Classera, Emirates NBD, Flydubai, Hassan Allam, Fetchr, Mawdoo3.com, OSN, MBC Group, Opensooq, Virgin Middle East, Seera Group, Union Insurance, and many more