Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud services arm of the e-commerce company, announced this Wednesday the opening of a new “Local Zone” in the central Mexican state of Querétaro, with which they will seek to promote ventures in the region.
“We are very excited to launch the new ‘Local Zone’ in Querétaro, Mexico. This is in line with our long-term commitment to Mexico and Latin America,” Andrés Tahta, general director for the public sector of AWS Latin America stated.
This new center joins the existing network of AWS local zones in the Latin American region: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Lima Peru; Bogota Colombia; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Tahta stressed that, beyond the amount of investment, this new “Local Zone” will open the door to ventures and applications in the public and private sectors to offer more services to the population.
In this sense, the general director for the public sector of AWS Latin America pointed out that there is a huge opportunity to take advantage of cloud services in the region, since globally only 10% of the applications that could be found in the cloud take advantage of this service.
While in Latin America this percentage is barely 5%, for which he estimated that a “tsunami” is coming in terms of migrations to the cloud.
“What we want to do is accelerate cloud adoption and migration for the benefit of our customers,” he said.
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Tahta mentioned that this new AWS local zone will mainly have database service and will reduce latency for its clients in the region.
Although he pointed out that his applications are based on the needs and requests of his clients, so he did not doubt that they could increase their plans in Mexico and the region.
In addition, John Davies, general director for AWS Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean, pointed out that this will also allow expanding the lines of business and cloud applications in Mexico and Latin America that can range from video games, health care and even contribute to democracy.
Davies highlighted the opportunity for entrepreneurs to launch a new business in less than a week or even 72 hours in cases that AWS has had to resolve.
San Miguel Times