AWS to open data centers in New Zealand

AWS to open data centers in New Zealand-01

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced the opening of an infrastructure region in Aotearoa, New Zealand, in 2024. The new AWS Asia-Pacific (Auckland) Region will consist of three Availability Zones (Availability Zones, AZ) and will be added at launch to the existing 81 Availability Zones in the 25 AWS Geographic Regions. The Region will be owned and operated by a local AWS entity in New Zealand. Globally, AWS announced plans for 24 Availability Zones and eight additional AWS Regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the new AWS Region in New Zealand. The new AWS Asia-Pacific (Auckland) Region will enable even more developers, startups, companies as well as government, educational and non-profit organizations to run their applications and serve end users from data centers located in New Zealand, so that customers who wish to keep their data in New Zealand -Zealand are guaranteed to be able to do so. AWS has also published an Economic Impact Study (EIS) which estimates that this initiative will create 1,000 new jobs thanks to an investment of 7.5 billion NZD (5.3 billion USD) in the new Region. AWS Asia-Pacific (Auckland), with an estimated economic impact on New Zealand’s GDP of NZD 10.8 billion (USD 7.7 billion) over the next fifteen years. To find out more, visit educational and non-profit organizations to run their applications and serve end users from data centers located in New Zealand, so customers who want to keep their data in New Zealand are guaranteed they can do so. AWS has also published an Economic Impact Study (EIS) which estimates that this initiative will create 1,000 new jobs thanks to an investment of 7.5 billion NZD (5.3 billion USD) in the new Region. AWS Asia-Pacific (Auckland), with an estimated economic impact on New Zealand’s GDP of NZD 10.8 billion (USD 7.7 billion) over the next fifteen years. To find out more, visit educational and non-profit organizations to run their applications and serve end users from data centers located in New Zealand, so customers who want to keep their data in New Zealand are guaranteed they can do so. AWS has also published an Economic Impact Study (EIS) which estimates that this initiative will create 1,000 new jobs thanks to an investment of 7.5 billion NZD (5.3 billion USD) in the new Region. AWS Asia-Pacific (Auckland), with an estimated economic impact on New Zealand’s GDP of NZD 10.8 billion (USD 7.7 billion) over the next fifteen years. To find out more, visit AWS has also published an Economic Impact Study (EIS) which estimates that this initiative will create 1,000 new jobs thanks to an investment of 7.5 billion NZD (5.3 billion USD) in the new Region. AWS Asia-Pacific (Auckland), with an estimated economic impact on New Zealand’s GDP of NZD 10.8 billion (USD 7.7 billion) over the next fifteen years. To find out more, visit AWS has also published an Economic Impact Study (EIS) which estimates that this initiative will create 1,000 new jobs thanks to an investment of 7.5 billion NZD (5.3 billion USD) in the new Region. AWS Asia-Pacific (Auckland), with an estimated economic impact on New Zealand’s GDP of NZD 10.8 billion (USD 7.7 billion) over the next fifteen years. To find out more, visit $ 7 billion) over the next fifteen years. To find out more, visit $ 7 billion) over the next fifteen years

“AWS supports thousands of organizations across New Zealand in their drive to innovate, succeed and grow globally. AWS Cloud technology offers new ways for government to engage more with citizens, for businesses to innovate for their next phase of growth, and for entrepreneurs to build businesses and compete globally, ”said Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at AWS. “Our investments reflect AWS’s deep and long-term commitment to New Zealand. We are excited to build new world class infrastructure locally, to equip New Zealanders with in-demand digital skills; and to continue to help local organizations deliver applications that accelerate digital transformation and fuel economic growth. ”

AWS Regions include Availability Zones that place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations that are far enough apart to help support customer business continuity, but close enough to provide the low latency needed for on-demand applications. that use multiple Availability Zones. Each Availability Zone has independent power, physical security, and cooling, while being connected through redundant ultra-low latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to operate in multiple Availability Zones to achieve an even lower margin of error.

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Customers, from startups to businesses, government organizations and nonprofits, will be able to use advanced technologies from the world’s first cloud to drive innovation. AWS offers the broadest and most comprehensive portfolio of services, including analytics, compute, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, storage , and more. Customers in New Zealand are already benefiting from Amazon’s continued investment in its global backbone network via the Hawaiki Submarine Cable, a 9,300-mile (15,000-kilometer) trans-Pacific cable system in service since 2018 that provides Low latency, high bandwidth connection from Australia to New Zealand and the United States.

According to the recently published EIS, AWS plans to invest 7.5 billion NZD (5.3 billion USD) in New Zealand over the next fifteen years through the new AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region, which will include capital expenditures for the construction of data centers, operational expenditures for utilities and installation costs and purchases of goods and services from regional businesses. The EIS estimates that AWS infrastructure construction and operation spending in New Zealand is expected to increase New Zealand’s GDP by approximately NZD 10.8 billion (USD 7.7 billion) over the course of the next fifteen years. The EIS also argues that the new AWS Region is expected to bring direct and indirect economic benefits, such as new jobs and sales for the data center supply chain and related industries. In total, around 1,000 new full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs will be created in New Zealand as a result of this investment.

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New Zealand customers will continue to join the millions of active customers who use AWS each month in more than 190 countries around the world. Many New Zealand companies are already using AWS to run their workloads to drive cost savings and accelerate innovation and time to market; these companies include Air NZ, ANZ Bank, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), Contact Energy, Education Perfect, Halter, New Zealand Department of Conservation, Lancom, New Zealand Department of Health, New Zealand Department of Justice, Orion Health, Sharsies, The Clinician, TVNZ, UneeQ, University of Auckland, Vodafone, Xero, and many more.

ANZ is New Zealand’s largest bank, having a banking relationship with nearly one in two New Zealanders and employing around 8,000 people. “It’s fantastic to see AWS investing and expanding its capabilities in New Zealand,” said Michael Bullock, director of IT services for ANZ New Zealand and Pacific. “Our technology sector rivals the best globally, and this type of investment is a big step towards greater technical resilience and expanded opportunities for innovation for New Zealand. This investment demonstrates AWS’s continued commitment to its customers and to the New Zealand economy as a whole, and will provide us with access to a world-class cloud computing infrastructure that will meet our customers’ preferences for data sovereignty as well as their desire for innovation. ”

Air New Zealand is New Zealand’s national carrier; it provides a global network of passenger and freight services, and before the pandemic carried more than 17 million passengers per year, operating 3,400 flights per week. “Air New Zealand strives to connect New Zealanders to each other and connect New Zealand to the world, and we aim to be the world’s first digital airline by providing a seamless digital experience from the moment customers start planning their trip until they get home, ”said Greg Foran, CEO of Air New Zealand. “We have used a wide range of services from AWS since 2016 to differentiate our airline globally, grow our businesses and evolve them. These services include storage, computation, the database and application development to run more than 70 of the airline’s digital service applications. We’ve collaborated with AWS on many innovations to bring digital into the heart of everything we do, including creating a secure digital reservation system that easily scales to meet fluctuating demand. Going forward, we need a strong and resilient cloud architecture to provide customers with a more personalized and innovative digital experience. AWS’s new infrastructure will help us deliver on our vision, provide our customers with even faster access to all of our services, and underpin our offering of a premier digital experience to Kiwis for many years to come. ” We’ve collaborated with AWS on many innovations to bring digital into the heart of everything we do, including creating a secure digital reservation system that easily scales to meet fluctuating demand. Going forward, we need a strong and resilient cloud architecture to provide customers with a more personalized and innovative digital experience. AWS’s new infrastructure will help us deliver on our vision, provide our customers with even faster access to all of our services, and underpin our offering of a premier digital experience to Kiwis for many years to come. ” We’ve collaborated with AWS on many innovations to bring digital into the heart of everything we do, including creating a secure digital reservation system that easily scales to meet fluctuating demand. Going forward, we need a strong and resilient cloud architecture to provide customers with a more personalized and innovative digital experience. AWS’s new infrastructure will help us deliver on our vision, provide our customers with even faster access to all of our services, and underpin our offering of a premier digital experience to Kiwis for many years to come. ” including creating a secure digital reservation system that easily scales to meet fluctuations in demand. Going forward, we need a strong and resilient cloud architecture to provide customers with a more personalized and innovative digital experience. AWS’s new infrastructure will help us deliver on our vision, provide our customers with even faster access to all of our services, and underpin our offering of a premier digital experience to Kiwis for many years to come. ” including creating a secure digital reservation system that easily scales to meet fluctuations in demand. Going forward, we need a strong and resilient cloud architecture to provide customers with a more personalized and innovative digital experience. AWS’s new infrastructure will help us deliver on our vision, provide our customers with even faster access to all of our services, and underpin our offering of a premier digital experience to Kiwis for many years to come. ” to provide our customers with even faster access to all of our services and to underpin our offering of a premier digital Kiwi experience for many years to come. ” to provide our customers with even faster access to all of our services and to underpin our offering of a premier digital Kiwi experience for many years to come. ”

The Te Tāhū o te Ture Department of Justice works to make New Zealand a safe and fair society. “Given the essential nature of their services, the courts have continued to work throughout the various lockdowns related to COVID, and the constraints of what is still a largely paper-based system have highlighted the importance of the technology to enable remote service delivery and ensure continuity of access to justice. With investments in new technologies, citizens would be able to access and interact with courts and tribunals more easily, and the ministry would be assured of maximizing the use of all its resources, court data to be hosted in New Zealand in accordance with our judicial policy, ”said Tina Wakefield, Deputy Secretary for General and Digital Services at the Department of Justice. “By investing in a Region in New Zealand, AWS is opening up new possibilities for utility organizations like ours by offering a new cloud computing option aligned with our preferences for hosting data in our territory. By using locally hosted technologies, we will be able to align even more closely with the New Zealand government’s cloud-based strategy and advance towards new ways of working that will improve the justice service experience for justice service providers. courts, with the aim of improving access to justice for all New Zealanders. ”

Education Perfect is a digital platform that offers curriculum aligned courses for blended classroom learning, as well as home schooling and tutoring, for school years from CM2 to Terminale. “At Education Perfect, our mission is to humanize technology for learners of all ages, while helping educators use data that saves them time, informs decision-making, creates personalized learning experiences and pathways; and improving student outcomes, ”said Alex Burke, CEO of Education Perfect. “As a cloud-native company, Education Perfect has been putting everything on AWS from day one because we rely on a multitude of secure and resilient services, including advanced data management and machine learning tools. AWS has helped us evolve and grow in over 60 countries, making us a borderless organization today with the ability to access our tools anytime, anywhere in the world. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AWS helped us evolve our service to handle a 300% increase in traffic to our platform. A new AWS Region in New Zealand will provide increased availability, speed and reliability, resulting in faster and more transparent access to our platform. As a 100% kiwi company, the fact that our technology partners make significant investments at the local level helps us build trusting relationships with stakeholders in government and education, knowing that we are collaborating with an organization that is committed to safety, success economy and the digital transformation of our country. ”

Halter, a New Zealand agro-tech startup, has relied on AWS since its inception in 2016 and works with the AWS Activate program, which provides early-stage startups with cloud computing credits, business mentorship, and technical support for launch and create new activities. Halter manufactures smart solar powered collars for dairy cows that, when paired with an app, allow users to remotely manage cow health, nutrition and behavior. “Agriculture is a 24/7 activity where things are happening every hour of the day. We rely on AWS because the platform is easily accessible for Kiwi businesses, and because of their industry-leading, rock-solid cloud technology that meets our customers’ uninterrupted service needs, ”said Craig Piggott, CEO of Halter. “Halter was born on AWS, which allowed us to focus our engineering talents on our core business rather than on infrastructure management. Beyond technology, AWS supports the growth of our team with access to startup communities and valuable domain expertise in areas such as agro-technology. ” AWS supports the growth of our team with access to startup communities and valuable domain expertise in areas such as agro-technology. ” AWS supports the growth of our team with access to startup communities and valuable domain expertise in areas such as agro-technology. ”

The Clinician is a digital healthcare company with a cloud-native healthcare platform, ZEDOC, which automates the collection and analysis of healthcare data and delivers multimedia materials for patient education. Medical staff use real-time data, such as electronic consent, history, patient measurements, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, to quickly report various symptoms such as hypertension-related depression or blood pressure. intolerance to certain drugs. “ZEDOC uses AWS analytics and machine learning services to intelligently analyze hundreds of thousands of patient interactions every month, providing critical new information that can improve remote patient engagement and ensure equitable access for all communities, ”said Tamaryn Hankinson, co-founder of The Clinician. “Thanks to AWS, we’ve been able to easily scale up our efforts for public sector-wide deployments in places like Singapore, enforcing strict health data privacy standards. The establishment of a new AWS Region in New Zealand will allow the expansion of our digital health services in the public and private health sectors at the local level, and allow us to ensure that we meet the needs of all. communities in terms of data sovereignty. ” co-founder of The Clinician. “Thanks to AWS, we’ve been able to easily scale up our efforts for public sector-wide deployments in places like Singapore, enforcing strict health data privacy standards. The establishment of a new AWS Region in New Zealand will allow the expansion of our digital health services in the public and private health sectors at the local level, and allow us to ensure that we meet the needs of all. communities in terms of data sovereignty. ” co-founder of The Clinician. “Thanks to AWS, we’ve been able to easily scale up our efforts for public sector-wide deployments in places like Singapore, enforcing strict health data privacy standards. The establishment of a new AWS Region in New Zealand will allow the expansion of our digital health services in the public and private health sectors at the local level, and allow us to ensure that we meet the needs of all. communities in terms of data sovereignty. ” The establishment of a new AWS Region in New Zealand will allow the expansion of our digital health services in the public and private health sectors at the local level, and allow us to ensure that we meet the needs of all. communities in terms of data sovereignty. ” The establishment of a new AWS Region in New Zealand will allow the expansion of our digital health services in the public and private health sectors at the local level, and allow us to ensure that we meet the needs of all. communities in terms of data sovereignty. ”

New Zealand-based partners are part of the AWS Partner Network (APN), which includes tens of thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SI) around the world. AWS Partners develop innovative solutions and services on AWS, and the APN network provides sales, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support. APN’s IS, Consulting Partners, and ISVs help enterprise and public sector customers migrate to AWS, deploy mission-critical applications, and deliver a full range of monitoring, automation, and monitoring services. management, for customer environments on AWS. AWS Partners in New Zealand include Consegna, Datacom, Deloitte, Spark, and many more. AWS ISVs in New Zealand, including Ambit, Aportio, Inteso, Orion Health, Raygun, Soul Machines, UneeQ, Xero, and others, are already using AWS to deliver their software to their customers around the world, and they plan to serve their New Zealand customers from the AWS Asia Region. Pacific (Auckland) from launch. For the full list of APN network members, visitaws.amazon.com/partners.

Datacom, one of the largest local technology companies in the region, is one of AWS’s Premier Level Consulting Partners. “Datacom has been working with AWS since 2015, leveraging the AWS Cloud to strengthen the reliability and scalability of its customers without compromising security and compliance,” said Justin Gray, CEO of Datacom. “We help large government agencies, and our mid-market and enterprise clients transform their organizations’ systems, while improving their performance and increasing efficiency and security. AWS’s significant investment in New Zealand is accelerating our nation’s innovation ecosystem and digitization efforts and will provide organizations across New Zealand with more choice and faster access to cloud services. world-class computing. ”

Consegna is a New Zealand-based AWS Premier Consulting Partner that helps customers move their on-premises workloads to the cloud. “Like AWS, Consegna takes pride in its customer obsession, and we’ve been working closely with AWS to help our customers accelerate their digital transformation since our inception in 2016. Consegna recently migrated 500 virtual servers across 14 different industries to nine weeks for Quotable Value, which saved them 50% on their ongoing infrastructure costs, ”said John Taylor, CEO of Consegna. “By leveraging AWS’s global infrastructure, we have been able to support customers in Australia and New Zealand, and this has helped us achieve mass migrations to in California in the United States by replicating our methodologies and delivery frameworks in Availability Zones and AWS Regions that are unmistakably global. Having an AWS Region in New Zealand shows how important our country has become on the global IT scene. ”

Spark is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services company, providing services to a wide range of leading New Zealand organizations through the Spark Business Group, which unites Spark’s services with its subsidiaries. specialized in CCL, Leaven, Qrious and Digital Island. “We have worked with AWS for the past five years, leveraging AWS’s broad enterprise-wide portfolio of cloud services to support our digital transformation and extend our hybrid cloud offerings to our customers, helping them transform. and grow digitally, ”said Jolie Hodson, CEO of Spark. “AWS’s unwavering focus on innovation and investing in critical infrastructure is an important catalyst in the support we provide to New Zealand businesses as they modernize and innovate using a variety of advanced cloud capabilities like machine learning and the Internet of Things. ”

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