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AWS Brings its Cloud Datacenter Footprint to Paris

Amazon Web Services (AWS), has opened its newest cloud area in France. This is an expansion of its European infrastructure that has been in the works for over two years.
In the fall 2016, the cloud giant announced its intention to launch a Paris region. The new Paris region was operational in December, making it the fourth AWS region in Europe. The other regions are located in Ireland and Frankfurt, respectively.
The Paris region was launched just days after AWS had opened its second China region.
Three availability zones exist in the Paris region. A region is a single, isolated location that contains at most two availability zones. Each zone in turn contains one or more datacenters. This setup is described by AWS as ensuring high availability and fault tolerance.
AWS currently has 49 active availability areas spread across 18 countries worldwide. AWS plans to open at most four additional regions, each with 12 availability zones, by 2019. These previously announced plans include Bahrain (slated to open in early 2019), Hong Kong (sometime around 2018), Stockholm (2018) and a new GovCloud area in the eastern United States (2018).
AWS announced the new region in an announcement. It stated that it was complying with the data storage and privacy requirements imposed by the EU-US Privacy SHIELD and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The latter took effect in May this year. These EU laws have restrictions on the location and how companies can store data acquired within EU borders.
“We have tens to thousands of French customers who use AWS from other regions of France, but they’ve heard us loud and clear, and we are excited to deliver an AWS Region to France so they can easily run their most latency sensitive workloads or house any data which needs to reside in France,” stated Andy Jassy, AWS CEO, in a prepared statement.

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