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AWS Steps Up Swedish Network Infrastructure

April 05, 2017

Network infrastructure is what runs most of our everyday operations at work, thanks to the sheer dependence we've all developed on the Internet as a whole. From our cloud-based operations to our social media marketing, we turn to the Internet—and by extension the network—more than ever these days. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a big part of that, and it's working to step up its network infrastructure building by setting up a slate of new data centers in Sweden.

The new data centers will be open in 2018, reports note, as part of a new infrastructure region built up of three Availability Zones. Amazon has been no slouch on these in the past, currently offering 42 different Availability Zones in 16 different regions worldwide. It also has plans to open several more, and not just in Sweden; another five such zones are set to come online this year around France and China.

That's good news for users, particularly in the Nordic regions; businesses in that area have been increasingly turning to AWS operations to help drive businesses, and Amazon has been responding ever since. AWS opened up a Point of Presence (PoP) in Stockholm to help drive Nordic operations by offering improvements in latency and access speeds. That was back in 2011, though, so it was clear further expansion was in order.

It's a safe bet Amazon's happy with the response so far; ASSA ABLOY, a world-leader in door opening systems that sells over $8.3 billion worth

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of product worldwide, is turning to AWS to drive its Mobile Access solution, which gives hotels an advantage by offering check-in from a mobile device and the ability to use a smartphone as a room key.

As impressive as that concept is, it's just one advantage among many when it comes to what AWS—and by extension network infrastructure—can do for businesses. It's a small wonder that Amazon is expanding AWS operations and capability by most any means necessary; there are simply too many businesses that want access to this system to bolster their own capabilities. Amazon has created a fairly easy to use system that gives businesses of all stripes access to a slate of options that might not have been there previously. That makes it a major draw, and in turn, gives Amazon plenty of newfound cash to work with.

AWS' role in network infrastructure is hard to overstate, especially given how many networks want it on hand. With so many uses, and so many companies desiring access, it's safe to say that AWS will keep right on expanding for the foreseeable future.

Edited by Alicia Young

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