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    Hi,

    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?

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    Fairly well known that it's coming next year.
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    and also Azure. But no news yet on where the servers will be hosted. My money is on Teraco Isando.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messugga View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharkBait View Post
    My money is on Teraco Isando.
    Not sure if you are referring to AWS or Azure. AWS doesn't colocate. If they do roll out here they'll build their own datacenter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnome View Post
    Not sure if you are referring to AWS or Azure. AWS doesn't colocate. If they do roll out here they'll build their own datacenter.
    Was talking about Azure. Should have put in more effort in my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnome View Post
    Not sure if you are referring to AWS or Azure. AWS doesn't colocate. If they do roll out here they'll build their own datacenter.
    They're very big on colocating in Teraco. I've personally seen the Amazon section, it's HUGE.

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    Currently the Teraco presence is limited to the AWS Direct Connect service. Announced in December.

    https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/wha...-johannesburg/
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    I know, I was just pointing out that they're very big on colocating in Teraco.

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