The New AWS Infrastructure Region Located in Stockholm
The new Amazon Web Services Region is now open to customers in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, following the success of the other 4 European regional structures in London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Dublin. AWS is planning to open other 4 regions and 12 more zones by 2020 including important and strategic cities such as Milan, Cape Town, Hong Kong, and Bahrain.
Customers from all business sectors and public sector like education and government are now able to run applications, serve users with lower latency, and use advanced technologies like Edge Computing, SaaS, PaaS, and more, in Sweden.
AWS has invested over the years in the Nordic regions by opening up offices in Espoo, Oslo, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. A new infrastructure Region that has 3 availability zones is an additional set of resources to the Edge Network locations that are in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.
The goal of Amazon Web Services technologies is to influence the entrepreneurship region in the Nordic area and to help enterprises that are going to develop in the next generation. If we look back to 2013, Amazon started an Activate Program that was tasked to allow startups to have a one-on-one session with experts from Amazon Web Services. In addition, startups were able to access customer support, third-party apps, self-paced labs, online-training, and a no-charge Amazon service credits that goes up to $100,000.
Later on in 2018, Amazon set-up a co-working space for Nordic enterprises to have access to business experts and technology for the growth of their companies. Other players that have boarded the bandwagon include incubators, startup accelerators, and the venture capital community, to help startups utilize the cloud infrastructure. Some of the partnering companies that Amazon is working with to support startups include Creandum, Atomico, SUP46, Northzone, and EQT Venture Nordic Makers.
Some of the companies that are moving their mission-critical applications to the AWS Region Cloud include XXL, Tine SA, TopDanmark, Husqvarna, Unibet, WirelessCar, and many more. Gaming companies and some of the most successful Nordic startups are also migrating their workloads to the cloud.
Companies using Amazon Web Services Cloud Infrastructure in this Region
WirelessCar, a company that provides support to over 3 million connected vehicles across 75 countries with services like engine remote start, car locator, stolen vehicle tracking, heater start, and the driving journal is using Amazon Web Services to scale their services on -demand. Amazon Web Services security services are also used by the company to secure customer data for their services to be reliable.
Hemnet, a real estate listing site that hosts 91% of all the private estates in the market has more than 2.8 million new visitors each week. The company has been using Amazon Web Services in the last 3 years to innovate and save on their IT costs. Hemnet has managed to cut down their instance costs by half. It is now possible for developers at Hemnet to spin temporary clones in minutes.
In conclusion, a more comprehensive stack of services like storage, compute, serverless technology, the use of containers, and networking are now available for businesses in the Stockholm region.
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