CUSTOMERS IN KENYA DO NOT NEED TO INCUR THE EXPENSE AND EFFORT OF PROCURING , OPERATING , AND MAINTAINING INFRASTRUCTURE IN NAIROBI TO SUPPORT LOW- LATENCY APPLICATIONS .
Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) Inc , an Amazon . com , Inc company , recently announced plans to launch an AWS Local Zone in Kenya .
The new AWS Local Zone in Kenya will join 16 existing AWS Local Zones across the United States and an additional 32 AWS Local Zones planned to launch in 26 countries around the world starting in 2022 . AWS Local Zones deliver single-digit millisecond latency performance at the Edge of the cloud to hundreds of millions of people worldwide .
“ The new AWS Local Zone in Kenya is a continuation of our investment to support customers of all kinds and our commitment to accelerate innovation by bringing cloud infrastructure to more locations in the country . We know that delivering ultra-low latency applications for a seamless user experience matters in every business and industry , so we are excited to bring the Edge of the cloud closer to more customers in Kenya to help meet their requirements . AWS Local Zones will empower more public and private organisations , innovative start-ups , and AWS partners to deliver a new generation of leading edge , low-latency applications to end users . Customers can take advantage of the cost savings , scalability , and high availability that AWS provides ,” said Robin Njiru , Regional Lead , East , West and Central Africa at Amazon Web Services . while helping to ensure secure use across the Kenyan technology sector .”
AWS manages and supports Local Zones , meaning customers in Kenya do not need to incur the expense and effort of procuring , operating , and maintaining infrastructure in Nairobi to support low-latency applications . AWS Local Zones also allow customers with local data residency requirements in Kenya to run parts of their applications in on-premises data centres and seamlessly connect to AWS while ensuring ultralow latency for these types of hybrid deployments – all while using familiar AWS APIs and tools .
The new AWS Local Zones will give customers in Kenya the ability to offer end users single-digit millisecond
Joseph Mucheru , Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of ICT , Innovation and Youth , said : “ We are pleased to launch AWS Local Zone in Kenya . This announcement reaffirms our country ’ s position as an attractive place to invest , powered by a high volume of local talented developers . It will boost the adoption of advanced cloud-based technologies such as Artificial Intelligence , Machine Learning , and Internet of Things
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