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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 . directly to AWS to deliver consistent , secure , lowlatency performance – to route traffic over a private AWS network connection .
INDUSTRY WATCH performance designed to suit applications such as remote real-time gaming , media and entertainment content creation , live video streaming , engineering simulations , augmented and virtual reality , Machine Learning inference at the Edge and more .
Customers can connect to AWS Local Zones through an Internet connection or use AWS Direct Connect – a cloud service that links an organisation ’ s network

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 . directly to AWS to deliver consistent , secure , lowlatency performance – to route traffic over a private AWS network connection .

“ We believe an AWS Local Zone will enable us to further enhance our cloud offerings , especially to our Enterprise and SME customers , and migrate more of our own services to the cloud . Customer obsession remains a key focus for Safaricom and with this local presence driven by our partnership with Amazon , we will now achieve increased speed , stability , reliability , and storage to support innovation and development of future-fit solutions ,” said Peter Ndegwa , CEO of Safaricom PLC , a local partner of Amazon Web Services .
AWS Local Zones are a type of infrastructure deployment that places AWS compute , storage , database , and other services at the Edge of the cloud near large population , industry , and information technology ( IT ) centres – enabling customers to deploy applications that require single-digit millisecond latency closer to end users or onpremises data centres . In addition , AWS Local Zones allow customers to use core AWS services locally while seamlessly connecting to the rest of their workloads running in AWS Regions with the same elasticity , pay-as-you-go model , application programming interfaces ( APIs ) and toolsets . p
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