Amazon AWS: AWS Announces Local Zones in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East

Dec 01, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of new Local Zones in Denmark, Oman, Argentina, and Denmark. The launch sees AWS’ total international Local Zones outside the US reach eight. Local Zones serve the purpose of Edge locations for hosting applications that need low latency to on-premises installations or end users. Each Local Zone offers services like database, storage, and computing close to population centers that use latency-sensitive applications. 

The company’s statement about the development reads: “AWS Local Zones are now available in four new metro areas—Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Muscat. You can now use these Local Zones to deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency or local data processing.”

AWS launched its first international Local Zones in Taipei, Taiwan, and Delhi, India, earlier in October. Later in the same month, AWS launched its first Europe Local Zones in Warsaw, Poland, and Hamburg, Germany.