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    AWS opens Local Zone in Lagos


    The hyperscaler has 32 such zones globally and plans to build 24 more

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new AWS Local Zone in Lagos, Nigeria, having opened its first office in the city last November.

    AWS has 32 AWS Local Zones worldwide and intends to build 24 more: they are designed to enable businesses within countries to shift more workloads to cloud. They do this by providing “a hybrid cloud migration strategy and simplifying IT processes”.

    Customers can deploy applications to end users or on-site data centres that take 1 millisecond or less. Customers can also connect to their other workloads running in AWS regions while running low latency workloads on AWS Local Zones with high bandwidth private networks.

    Speeding digitalisation

    The Lagos launch was welcomed by AWS customers and partners Terragon Group, Stanbic IBTC Holdings and Lagos State Government.

    Hakeem Popoola Fahm, Honourable Commissioner of Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology, said, “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.”