Who says Australia is not a big cloud market? Not Amazon Web Services (AWS), who just opened a cloud presence there. AWS already has a cloud presence in the Asia-Pacific region, with points-of-presence in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
This ninth region will service 10,000 Australian customers. Most of the core services provided will include Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service and Elastic Block Storage, according to AWS evangelist Jeff Barr in a blog post Monday.
The Australian cloud computing marketing has been growing rapidly in the past year. Adding this data center will eliminate the latency of dealing with cloud services that are in other countries. Moreover, those moving to public clouds are more likely to leverage providers with a data center in country.
As AWS gets even more popular, count on more data centers springing up in more emerging markets. Much like Google, the idea is to have servers as close to your customers as you can. AWS has the resources to do just that, and they seem to be investing heavily.