Perth will get its own local Amazon AWS zone that offers latency in the single-digit millisecond range

This week, Amazon’s AWS today announced the launch of the first Local Zone location in Perth. AWS Local Zones are a type of infrastructure deployment that places AWS compute, storage, database, and other services near major population, industrial, and information technology (IT) centers. This allows customers to deploy applications that require single-digit milliseconds of latency to terminate to users or on-premises data centers.

Customers can run workloads with low latency requirements in AWS Local Zones while seamlessly connecting to the rest of their workloads running in AWS Regions. AWS now has 29 AWS Local Zones around the world, with announced plans to roll out 23 more AWS Local Zones worldwide, including a location in Brisbane.

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For applications that require latency times in the single-digit millisecond range, the location of the cloud infrastructure plays a role. Most customer workloads run in an AWS Region, a geographic location where AWS clusters data centers to serve customers. However, when an AWS Region is not close enough to meet low latency or data residency preferences, customers require AWS infrastructure that is closer to their data source or end users. Enterprises have traditionally managed these location-sensitive workloads on-premises or in managed data centers that require customers to source, operate, and maintain their own IT infrastructure and use different sets of APIs and tools for their on-premises and AWS environments.

AWS manages and supports AWS Local Zones, which means customers don’t have to incur the cost and hassle of procuring, operating, and maintaining infrastructure in different cities to support low-latency applications. AWS Local Zones can also help organizations migrate additional workloads to AWS, support a hybrid cloud migration strategy, and simplify IT operations.

“AWS’ investment in launching its first Australian AWS Local Zones location in Perth is a major win for Western Australian organizations and the economy. An AWS Local Zones location in Perth opens up more opportunities for Western Australian companies to innovate and build new services that deliver better experiences for their customers and our citizens.

A world-class cloud infrastructure here in Perth will drive our state’s innovation agenda and bolster the diversification of our economy. We are excited that AWS’ continued investments in our state are supporting the next generation of innovators.”

Hon. Stephen Dawson, Western Australia Minister for Innovation and Digital Economy.

The launch of the AWS Local Zones location in Perth gives customers the ability to easily deploy applications close to end users in the metropolitan area. The proximity of AWS local zones to major metropolitan population centers enables customers to achieve the low latency required for use cases such as video analytics, online gaming, virtual workstations, live streaming, remote health, and augmented and virtual reality.

They can also help customers who operate in regulated sectors such as healthcare, financial services, mining and resources, and the public sector who may have preferences or requirements to store data within a geographic boundary.

“We are excited to deepen our investment in Western Australia by bringing Australia’s first AWS Local Zones location to Perth. Speed ​​is important in business, and we designed AWS Local Zones to provide businesses with low-latency capabilities to improve the performance of their digital applications, process large amounts of data faster, and achieve productivity gains.

The launch of the AWS Local Zones location in Perth is a continuation of our investment in supporting organizations running all types of workloads by bringing secure, comprehensive and reliable cloud infrastructure to our customers.”

Sarah Bassett, Head of Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland Enterprise at AWS Australia.

The launch of the AWS Local Zones location in Perth is the latest addition to AWS infrastructure in Australia, including the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) region, seven Amazon CloudFront edge locations, six AWS Direct Connect locations, and the announced AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne). Region.

AWS customers and AWS partners welcome the launch of AWS Perth Local Zones

Curtin University is an Australian public research university based in Perth that supports more than 50,000 students.

“Curtin University is on track to build a cloud-based digital platform powered by AWS that will allow us to move away from our on-campus data centers to ensure we can take full advantage of digital services. “

“Flexibility is key to delivering the services and experiences our staff and students need. Having an AWS Local Zones location in Perth gives us more choice in where to host our workloads—whether introducing our students to the cloud with AWS Local Zones or using the AWS Sydney region to support large-scale IT migrations across our global campuses . Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to 100% operations on AWS while improving our security and operational stability.”

Jason Cowie, Chief Information Officer at Curtin University.

HBF is Australia’s second largest not-for-profit health insurer, providing hospital and supplementary insurance to around 1.1 million members nationwide.

“We have chosen AWS as our cloud provider in our cloud-first strategy. AWS enables us to innovate quickly, process data faster, and improve our service capabilities, which benefit our large customer base in Western Australia and across Australia. The launch of the AWS Local Zones location in Perth will help HBF deliver future applications that require ultra-low latency.”

Sanjeev Gupta, Chief Information and Transformation Officer at HBF.

Mechanical Rock is a Perth-based IT consulting firm and AWS Advanced Consulting Partner specializing in product development, modern data platforms and DevOps-centric enterprise transformation.

“Today’s launch of the AWS Local Zones location in Perth is a game changer for us and the services we are able to offer to local organizations. AWS Local Zones will allow us to help more customers run latency-sensitive applications closer to their offices and locations while accommodating data residency preferences for our healthcare, financial services and government customers.”

Hamish Tedeschi, Founder and CEO of Mechanical Rock.

Nearmap is a Perth-based location intelligence company that provides businesses with easy access to high-resolution aerial imagery, city-scale 3D content, artificial intelligence datasets and geospatial tools.

“We have compute-intensive artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads that would be difficult to run without the scalability of AWS.

AWS helps us provide our customers with instant, real-time access to petabytes of nearmap location data via the web and APIs. The AWS Local Zones Perth location gives us more options to reduce latency to provide a better user experience for our customers in Western Australia who access high-resolution aerial imagery and location data.”

dr Rob Newman, CEO and Managing Director of Nearmap.

Woodside Energy is a global energy company incorporated in Australia.

“Our digital twin solution, Fuse, allows us to create a virtual replica of our operations, pulling data from sensors, cameras and robots to help us make more informed business decisions. Having an AWS Local Zones location in Perth will provide us with the low latency we need for future Fuse use cases and help us continue to rethink how our business can run more efficiently through the use of automation and digital twins.”

Ben Wilkinson, chief digital officer at Woodside Energy.