Amazon Web Services this month announced it will open an infrastructure region in Italy in early 2020. The AWS Europe (Milan) Region will comprise of three Availability Zones and will be AWS’s sixth region in Europe, joining existing regions in France, Germany, Ireland, the UK, and Sweden (launching in late 2018).
Currently, AWS provides 57 Availability Zones across 19 geographic regions globally, with another 12 Availability Zones across four regions coming online between the end of 2018 and the first half of 2020 in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, South Africa, and Sweden.
The addition of the AWS Europe (Milan) Region will enable organizations to provide lower latency to end users in Italy.
AWS history in Italy
In 2012, AWS launched an infrastructure Point of Presence (PoP) in Milan, which now delivers Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, AWS Shield, and AWS WAF services to the country. This was followed in 2017 with a second PoP location in Palermo. In 2016, AWS acquired Asti-based NICE Software, a provider of software and services for performance and technical computing.
AWS says that continues to build teams of account managers, solutions architects, business developers, partner managers, professional services consultants, technology evangelists, and start-up community developers in offices in Milan and Rome.