Amazon Web Services Cape Town region goes live

Hanno Labuschagne

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Amazon Web Services Cape Town region goes live

Amazon Web Services (AWS) went live with its Cape Town region on 22 April 2020, according to MyBroadband readers who use the cloud computing platform.

As of this morning, AWS administrators could enable the Cape Town region for their account through the AWS portal.

The region is named “Africa (Cape Town)” with the label “af-south-1”.
 

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If someone has the pricing, I'd be interested, their calculator doesn't seem to have the option of that region yet.
That's probably because the launch ain't official yet, since there is nothing on their website about it..
 

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Is it possible to PING the local AWS node to test if CDN content is served locally?
 

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Products are available in pricing calculator. Very few products available though.
 

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Ok when is pubg servers local?

Yeah man, been waiting too long for this. PUBG is an awesome game but the lag just brings it down so much.

I think we have to make a noise about it otherwise the devs wont know we want it.

I read that Pubg runs on AWS and Azure, we have azure so why havent we got servers yet?
 

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If someone has the pricing, I'd be interested, their calculator doesn't seem to have the option of that region yet.

Looks like the region has been officially launched and pricing is now available - https://aws.amazon.com/local/africa/cape-town/

To see a complete list of AWS services available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region please visit the AWS Region Table. Pricing for the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region is available on the detail page for each respective AWS service.
 

WAslayer

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Looks like the region has been officially launched and pricing is now available - https://aws.amazon.com/local/africa/cape-town/

To see a complete list of AWS services available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region please visit the AWS Region Table. Pricing for the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region is available on the detail page for each respective AWS service.
Region table yet to be updated to include Cape town services..
 

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The only region with all services is IAD (North Virginia), Ireland is a close second. SA will have the core services like VPC, EC2, S3, and ACM among others starting out and expand from there.
 

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Seems to be live with nice pings

Code:
> ping ec2.af-south-1.amazonaws.com
PING ec2.af-south-1.amazonaws.com (99.78.128.100): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 99.78.128.100: icmp_seq=0 ttl=236 time=4.266 ms
64 bytes from 99.78.128.100: icmp_seq=1 ttl=236 time=4.023 ms
64 bytes from 99.78.128.100: icmp_seq=2 ttl=236 time=5.818 ms
64 bytes from 99.78.128.100: icmp_seq=3 ttl=236 time=3.445 ms
64 bytes from 99.78.128.100: icmp_seq=4 ttl=236 time=4.422 ms
 
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