Amazon to Launch an AWS Local Zone in Kenya

Amazon Web Services have announced their plans to launch an AWS Local Zone in Kenya.

In a recent announcement, Amazon Web Services disclosed the news that they are planning to launch an AWS Local Zone in Kenya.

“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.”

Robin Njiru, Regional Lead, East, West and Central Africa, AWS

“It will boost the adoption of advanced cloud-based technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Internet of Things while helping to ensure secure use across the Kenyan technology sector.”

Mr. Joseph Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs,

“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.”

Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom PLC

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