Posted On: Apr 22, 2020
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is announcing the immediate availability of the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region, which is the first AWS Region in Africa. The AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region consists of three Availability Zones and with this launch, AWS now offers 23 Regions and 73 Availability Zones worldwide, serving customers in over 190 countries. The AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region adds to the list of AWS investments in the growth of South Africa, which include the launch of Direct Connect in 2017, the introduction of Amazon CloudFront to South Africa in 2018, and the launch of two new edge locations in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
The AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region will enable opportunities to drive innovation across the country. South African organizations from startups to enterprise and the public sector now have infrastructure in their country to leverage advanced technologies such as Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Database, and Internet of Things (IoT). Further, the addition of the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region will enable organizations to provide lower latency to end users across Sub-Saharan Africa.
To see a complete list of AWS services available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region, please visit the AWS Region Table. Pricing for the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region is available on the detail page for each respective AWS service.