Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the completion of 16 Local Zones in the United States and is looking forward to launching 32 new Local Zones across 26 countries across the world. AWS Local Zones are infrastructure deployments closer to a large population and industrial centres. It allows industries like Netflix and Ubitus to deliver services at single-digit millisecond latency. Industries that require ultra-low frequency like remote real-time gaming, live video streaming, AR and VR want AWS infrastructure closer to their end customers. The Local Zones will help these industries provide a seamless experience to its customers.
Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at AWS, said “The edge of the cloud is expanding and is now becoming available virtually everywhere. Thousands of AWS customers using U.S.-based AWS Local Zones are able to optimize low-latency applications designed specifically for their industries and the use cases of their customers. With the success of our first Local Zones in 16 U.S. cities, we are expanding to more locations for our customers around the world who have asked for these same capabilities to push the edge of cloud services to new places. AWS Local Zones will now be available in over 30 new locations globally, providing customers with a powerful new capability to leverage cloud services within a few milliseconds of hundreds of millions of end-users around the world.”
“With AWS Local Zones, Edgegap can now deploy even closer to where the players are, elevating their gaming experience to new heights.”, said Mathieu Duperré, CEO of Edgegap Technologies which is the leading game hosting service provider.
Nils Pommerien, Director, Cloud Infrastructure Engineering – Netflix, says, “By taking advantage of access to AWS’s highly performant and cost-effective compute resources, we have been able to migrate portions of our content creation process to AWS Local Zones, while ensuring an even better experience for artists.”
Wesley Kuo, CEO of cloud gaming technology leader, Ubitus said, “We deploy latency-sensitive game servers all over the world to be closer to gamers. Providing our users with a consistent low-latency gameplay is an important part of ensuring they have a great experience. AWS Local Zones are a game-changer for us. Now, we can easily deploy and test clusters of game servers in lots of cities across the country, ensuring all customers get a more consistent experience regardless of where they are located.”
The Local Zones allow the industries to build and operate with AWS infrastructure, services, APIs and tools and also leverage cloud services for edge computing with on-demand scaling, high availability, and pay-as-you-go pricing. It gives applications running in Local Zones fast, secure, and seamless access to the rest of AWS services. The upcoming AWS Local Zones around the globe will enable customers around the globe to experience live video streaming, gaming with single-digit millisecond latency.