Amazon AWS: AWS to open New Zealand Cloud Region in 2024, to spend NZ$7.5 billion (US$5.3 billion)

Sep 24, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed its plans for a new Cloud Region in New Zealand in 2024. Consistent with AWS’s Regions, the new Asia Pacific Region in Auckland, New Zealand, will consist of three Availability Zones. In a statement by the Company, the new region will enable more enterprises, startups, developers, NGOs, and the government to run their applications and serve end-users from data center facilities across New Zealand. The statement also shows that this will enable companies that want to keep their data in New Zealand to do so.

Besides, the Company will also be investing up to NZ$7.5 billion (US$5.3 billion) in the region, creating close to 1,000 jobs in the process. AWS also claims that the new facility will impact New Zealand’s GDP by up to NZ$10.8 billion (US$7.7 billion) over the next 15 years. According to AWS, the Company already has customers in the country. These customers include Contact Energy, ANZ Bank, Air NZ, Bank of New Zealand, the New Zealand Department of Conservation, New Zealand Ministry of Justice, New Zealand Ministry of Health, and the University of Auckland.