Written By Mary Mumbua 📝
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to establish a hub in Kenya in order to strengthen the American technology giant’s grip on the lucrative data hosting market.
The AWS Local Zone will join 16 other similar centers in the United States, with another 32 set to open in 26 countries around the world later this year.
Speaking at the Connected Kenya Summit in Diani, Kwale, and AWS Regional Lead for East, West and Central Africa Robin Njiru said that customers can take advantage of the cost savings, scability and high availability that AWS provides.
“Local zones will empower more public and private organizations, innovative startups and AWS partners to deliver a new generation of leading edge, low-latency applications to end users.”
“The new AWS Local Zone in Kenya is a continuation of our investment to support customers of all kinds and our commitment to accelerate innovation by bringing cloud infrastructure to more locations in the country,” said Njiru.
According to ICT Cabinet Secretary Joseph Mucheru, Amazon’s investment shows that Kenya remains appealing to foreign direct investors looking to expand their footprint in the region.