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AWS Data Center in South Africa


Senior Member
Dec 9, 2010

I was listening to the Capital Appreciation financial results today and they mentioned that AWS will be opening a new data center in South Africa, according to some AWS Chief for EMEA.

Maybe MYBB can get us more info?


Expert Member
Jan 11, 2007
Fairly well known that it's coming next year.
Is it though? Amazon seems to have only said they're "interested" in adding data centers in SA. It's possible the Capital Appreciation guy mistook the same passing comments as definite intent for doing something in the next few months, but so far they have not made any announcements, and nor has there been any real signs of it happening. It would be great if AWS do actually show some commitment to Africa, but I won't hold out for long once Azure are up and running locally.