Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms has announced plans to launch an AWS local zone in Kenya.
Local Zones are an infrastructure deployment that places compute, storage, database, &other select services close to ppl& industry centers.
The new AWS Local Zone in Kenya will join other 16 existing AWS Local Zones across the US and another 32 AWS Local Zones planned to launch in 26 countries around the world starting in 2022.
AWS Local Zones will go a long way in empowering more public and private organizations, innovative startups, and AWS partners to deliver a new generation of leading-edge, low-latency applications to end-users.
The new AWS Local Zone in Kenya is a continuation of our investment to support customers of all kinds and our commitment to accelerate innovation by bringing cloud infrastructure to more locations in the country. We know that delivering ultra-low latency applications for a seamless user experience matters in every business and industry. Thus, we are excited to bring the edge of the cloud closer to more customers in Kenya to help meet their requirements.Robin Njiru, Regional Lead, East, West, and Central Africa at Amazon Web Services.
AWS manages and supports Local Zones, meaning customers in Kenya will not incur the expense of procuring, operating, and maintaining infrastructure in Nairobi to support low-latency applications.
The AWS Local Zone will also allow customers with local data residency requirements in Kenya to run parts of their applications in on-premises data centers and connect to AWS while ensuring ultra-low latency for these types of hybrid deployments.
The AWS Local Zone will further enable customers in Kenya to offer end users single-digit millisecond performance designed to suit applications such as remote real-time gaming, media, and entertainment content creation, live video streaming, engineering simulations, augmented and virtual reality, and machine learning inference at the edge.
Amazon will partner with Safaricom Plc to launch the AWS Local Zone.