AWS Opens New Region in Sweden

AWS Opens New Region in Sweden

Amazon Web Services recently opened its AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region. This is the fifth region in Europe. This will allow local customers to store their content in data centers at Sweden.

Other AWS regions in Europe includes Europe (Ireland), Europe (London, UK), Europe (Frankfurt, Germany), and Europe (Paris, France). Thus there are now total 15 availability zones in Europe.

AWS now has 60 Availability Zones across 20 infrastructure regions globally. By 2020, another 12 Availability Zones and four regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, and South Africa will be online.

As we know, each region has multiple availability zones with separate infrastructure and with different geographic locations. Each region generally connected with redundant low latency network links among availability zones, has independent power, cooling, and physical security. These availability zones act as a failover site in case of any disruptions. In the Stockholms region, there are three availability zones as of now.

Data locality to the European region is one of the key requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations. Customers with strict data residency requirements can store data in Sweden data centers and may not be moved out without their consent, according to the announcement.  Customers building applications that comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now have access to another secure AWS infrastructure region in the European Union (EU) that meets the highest levels of security, compliance, and data protection, the announcement noted.

Executive Opinion

Chief Executive Officer, Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy, said, “Since the early days of AWS, Nordic organizations have been using AWS’s cloud technologies to help reinvent entire industries, such as Supercell and Rovio in gaming, Scania, and Volvo in automotive, and Nokia and Telenor in telecommunications. Tens of thousands of Nordic customers have been using AWS from regions around the world, but many have shared that they also wanted an AWS Region in the Nordics so they can easily operate their most latency-sensitive workloads for end-users in the Nordics while meeting any data sovereignty requirements. We’re excited to deliver our AWS Stockholm Region today to meet these customer requests.”

AWS also listed many customers across Europe and Nordic region who deployed their workloads on AWS cloud environment. AWS also plans to aggressively invest in Nordics region by upskilling local developers, students, and building next generation of IT leaders.

The new region can be availed at


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