Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Amazon to Build 3 Data Centers in Sweden

Amazon, the world’s leading provider of cloud services, adding more sophisticated services such as database management, analysis or design assistance to mobile applications, said it would build 3 data centers across Sweden, the first in the Nordic region, bringing the number of its cloud storage facilities in Europe to 10. The company on 4 April said in a statement that Amazon Web Services (AWS) would establish the centers in 3 towns, Katrineholm, Vasteras and Eskilstuna, located west of Stockholm.

“For over a decade, we’ve had a large number of Nordic customers building their businesses on AWS,” the head of AWS, Andy Jassy, said in the statement. Jassy said the Nordic region’s most successful startups including game developers, King - the creator of Candy Crush Saga - and Mojang, “depend on AWS to run their businesses, enabling them to be more agile and responsive to their customers.”

In Europe, the Internet giant Amazon already has 3 data centers in Ireland, 2 in Great Britain and 2 in Germany, according to its website. The group announced in September that it planned to open 3 more in France this year.