Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced that they have launched a new AWS Local Zones location in Lagos, Nigeria.
The launch of the new AWS Local Zones location in Lagos means customers can easily deploy applications located close to end users in the metro area. Having AWS Local Zones close to large population centres in metro areas enables customers to achieve the low latency required for use cases like online gaming, live streaming, and augmented and virtual reality. AWS Local Zones can also help customers operating in regulated sectors like healthcare, financial services, and public sector that might have preferences or requirements to keep data within a geographic boundary.Statement by AWS
With today’s launch of a new AWS Local Zones location in Lagos, we are proud to bring the cloud closer to AWS customers, so they can deploy latency-sensitive workloads and meet local data residency requirements. We’ve designed Local Zones to support a broad range of use cases – from trading applications that need to respond quickly to market fluctuations to interactive live event and gaming experiences. Customers in a variety of industries can now deliver new innovative services and experiences to their end users, all with familiar AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools.Robin Njiru, AWS regional public sector lead for West, East, and Central Africa
The launch of the AWS Local Zone location in Lagos is a significant milestone for our regional enterprises and digital transformation agenda. The services available with AWS Local Zones will promote and accelerate the introduction of new digital solutions at our technology and engineering location in the heart of Lagos.Hakeem Popoola Fahm, Honourable Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology