Amazon AWS: Amazon to invest in European Sovereign Cloud

May 20, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will invest €7.8 billion ($8.47bn) in its sovereign cloud infrastructure in Germany through 2040. The Sovereign Cloud region will be AWS' first and located in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. It is expected to launch by the end of 2025.

“This investment reinforces our commitment to offer customers the most advanced set of sovereignty controls, privacy safeguards, and security features available in the cloud. We're investing heavily in new local talent and infrastructure, which will help provide the operational sovereignty our customers require," said Max Peterson, vice president of Sovereign Cloud at AWS.

“High performing, reliable, and secure infrastructure is the most important prerequisite for an increasingly digitalized economy and society. Brandenburg is making progress here. In recent years, we have set on a course to invest in modern and sustainable data center infrastructure in our state, strengthening Brandenburg as a business location,” said Prof. Dr. Jörg Steinbach, Brandenburg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy. “State-of-the-art data centers for secure cloud computing are the basis for a strong digital economy. I am pleased Amazon Web Services (AWS) has chosen Brandenburg for a long-term investment in its cloud computing infrastructure for the AWS European Sovereign Cloud."