Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now available to customers from data centres in the UK, with retail customers such as Travis Perkins, Just Eat and Missguided set to take advantage of the local storage and infrastructure support this option offers.
A statement from the tech giant said the new AWS Europe (
London represents AWS's third European region, adding to its facilities in Ireland and
AWS customers focused on high availability can set up to run in multiple Availability Zones. The Amazon service has been available for over ten years now, allowing customers to pay on demand for the IT resources they use rather than incurring large capital expenses.
Wickes owner Travis Perkins, the largest supplier of building materials in the
Neil Pearce, group CIO at Travis Perkins, commented: "We are committed to the cloud and are investing in going all-in on AWS.
"The opening of the new AWS Region in the
Mark Holt, chief technology officer at Trainline, said his company has recently completed the migration of 100% of its eCommerce infrastructure to AWS, arguing that it has brought better security, less downtime and saved the organisation money.
"From extensive testing, we know that 0.3s of latency is worth more than £8 million and so, while AWS connectivity is already blazingly fast, we expect that serving our
UK-based AWS Partner Network independent software vendor partners include Alces Flight, Matillion,