Cape Town Data Centre Coming in 2020


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Amazon built the original EC2 cloud service in its Cape Town development centre 14 years ago.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will open its first data centres in Africa in the first half of 2020.

The company is chasing rival Microsoft Azure, which launches two data centres in South Africa this year.

Neither IBM Cloud nor GCP have African zones yet.

The new AWS Africa infrastructure region in Cape Town will consist of three availability zones and is expected to serve end-users across the continent with lower latency.

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