More evidence that Amazon’s cloud is coming to Germany


Given all the talk about data sovereignty requirements, it’s not surprising that Amazon(s amzn) Web Services would add a German region to its roster — a plan that the Register confirmed Monday based on research from German startup Bitplaces. Currently, Amazon runs all of its European cloud operations out of Dublin with some edge locations elsewhere in Europe.

In March, Amazon SVP Andy Jassy told CIO Journal that Germany was at the top of its list for new cloud regions, but AWS CTO Werner Vogels dodged questions about a possible German region just a few weeks ago at Structure 2014. The thing about AWS is that it doesn’t talk about anything until it suddenly does talk about it and by then it’s usually a fait accompli. (Usually, but not always. Amazon announced a bunch of stuff at AWS Re:invent in November, some of which — WorkSpaces, etc. — did not appear until March. More proof…

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