I’m happy to announce at this time the opening of our twenty eighth AWS Area: Europe (Zurich), additionally identified by its API identify:
An AWS Area lets you deploy your most demanding workloads and replicate your purposes and information throughout distinct teams of knowledge facilities known as Availability Zones. This new Area has three totally redundant Availability Zones positioned within the neighborhood of Zurich. It affords your prospects low-latency entry to your purposes whereas assembly your information residency necessities.
Areas and Availability Zones
AWS has the idea of a Area. Every Area is totally remoted from all different Areas. Inside every Area, we have now constructed Availability Zones. These Availability Zones are totally remoted partitions of our infrastructure that include a cluster of knowledge facilities. Availability Zones are usually separated by a number of kilometers to mitigate the affect of disasters that might have an effect on information facilities. The gap between Availability Zones varies between Areas. The gap is massive sufficient to keep away from having information facilities impacted by the identical occasion on the similar time however shut sufficient to permit workloads with synchronous information replication. Availability Zones are linked by redundant, high-bandwidth, and low-latency community connections. Areas are linked by our custom-built, international, low-latency, non-public community with exabits per second of capability in Europe.
In contrast to different cloud suppliers, who usually outline a area as a single information heart, the a number of Availability Zone design of each AWS Area affords benefits comparable to safety, availability, efficiency, and scalability.
Cases and Companies
The workloads deployed to this new Europe (Zurich) three-AZ Area can use C5, C5d, I3, I3en, M5, M5d, M6gd, R5, R5d, and T3 cases, and may use an extended checklist of AWS companies together with Amazon API Gateway, AWS AppConfig, AWS Utility Auto Scaling, Amazon Aurora, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, AWS Config, AWS Certificates Supervisor, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon CloudWatch Occasions, Amazon CloudWatch Logs, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), AWS Direct Join, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic Block Retailer (Amazon EBS),Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS Fargate, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon EMR, Amazon OpenSearch Service, Elastic Load Balancing, Elastic Load Balancing – Community (NLB), Amazon EventBridge, Amazon Easy Storage Service Glacier, AWS Identification and Entry Administration (IAM), Amazon Kinesis Information Streams, AWS Key Administration Service (AWS KMS), AWS Lambda, AWS Market, AWS Well being Dashboard, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Aurora PostgreSQL, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Route 53, Amazon Digital Non-public Cloud (Amazon VPC), AWS Secrets and techniques Supervisor, Amazon Easy Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Easy Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Easy Queue Service (Amazon SQS), AWS Step Capabilities, AWS Help API, Amazon Easy Workflow Service (Amazon SWF), AWS Programs Supervisor, AWS Trusted Advisor, VM Import/Export, AWS VPN, and AWS X-Ray.
Steady Investments in Switzerland
AWS has an extended historical past of presence in Switzerland. Now we have labored with Swiss prospects and companions because the launch of AWS 16 years in the past. The primary Swiss workplace was opened in Zurich in April 2016 to host the rising native crew of technical and enterprise professionals devoted to supporting Swiss prospects. In 2017, the AWS community was expanded into Switzerland with the launch of an Amazon CloudFront edge location and an AWS Direct Join location. To help this progress, a second AWS workplace was opened in Geneva.
AWS plans to speculate as much as 5.9 billion Swiss francs (roughly $5.9 billion) within the Europe (Zurich) Area from 2022–2036 as we construct, preserve, function, and develop information facilities to help the projected progress in demand for AWS applied sciences by our prospects.
Based on an AWS Financial Affect Examine (EIS), this funding will contribute 16.3 billion Swiss francs (roughly $16.3 billion) to the GDP of Switzerland throughout the identical interval. This consists of the worth added by AWS companies to the IT sector in Switzerland, in addition to the direct, oblique, and induced results of AWS purchases from the Swiss information heart provide chain. The examine estimates that this funding will help a mean of two,500 full-time jobs yearly at exterior companies within the Swiss information provide chain from 2022–2036.
Servicing our Swiss Clients
Greater than 10,000 Swiss prospects use AWS companies at this time. Organizations comparable to Fisch Asset Administration, Helvetia, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), Richemont, Swiss Broadcasting Company (RSI), Swiss Submit, Swisscom, and Swisstopo, simply to call just a few, use AWS. Non-public and public sector organizations in Switzerland use AWS to speed up their time to market, cut back prices related to IT operations, and scale their companies globally.
International luxurious group Richemont, homeowners of prestigious manufacturers like Cartier, Montblanc, IWC Schaffhausen, and Van Cleef & Arpels, moved its whole enterprise IT infrastructure, together with 120 SAP cases, to AWS. AWS, with its depth and breadth of companies, allows Richemont to supply their prospects with new digital experiences quicker, together with personalised storefronts and styling companies, video chat consultations that includes vogue reveals personalized to the consumers’ tastes, and tailor-made affords for early entry to new gadgets earlier than they hit shops.
Swisscom, Switzerland’s main telecoms firm and one in every of its main IT firms, is utilizing AWS’s confirmed and broad infrastructure and cloud capabilities to energy its 5G community, improve operational effectivity, and gas innovation. Swisscom is pursuing a cloud-first technique and can use AWS to extend IT agility, drive operational efficiencies, and speed up time to marketplace for new info and communications expertise (ICT) options and companies.
With AWS infrastructure, Swiss startups have been capable of shortly scale their companies and compete globally. Ava, a digital ladies’s well being startup (acquired by FemTec Well being) with workplaces in Zurich, San Francisco, Makati, and Belgrade, is all in on AWS. They created the Ava Fertility Tracker as a day by day companion for ladies, which supplies ladies with real-time, personalised details about fertility, being pregnant, and common well being. The Ava bracelet is now bought in 36 international locations worldwide and has been working on AWS because the first gross sales day.
Extending Attain by means of AWS Associate Community
Switzerland-based AWS Associate Community (APN) Companions additionally welcomed the information of the launch of the Europe (Zurich) Area.
The APN consists of tens of 1000’s of impartial software program distributors (ISVs) and techniques integrators (SIs) all over the world. AWS SIs, consulting companions, and ISVs assist enterprise and public sector prospects migrate to AWS, deploy mission-critical purposes, and supply a full vary of companies on your cloud environments. Now we have greater than 150 companions prepared that can assist you in Switzerland, one third of them have their headquarters within the nation.
Selling a Various Group of Professionals
In December 2020, Amazon introduced that it’s going to assist 29 million folks all over the world develop their technological abilities with free cloud computing abilities coaching by 2025. Switzerland is a part of this international effort. Since 2019, AWS and our AWS coaching companion Digicomp have delivered coaching and certification packages to particular person learners, prospects, and AWS Companions to quickly construct cloud abilities and shut the talents hole.
A number of universities in Switzerland have delivered AWS Academy programs as a part of their curriculum, together with FHNW (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz), Fachhochschule Luzern, and Technische Berufsschule Zürich. Up to now, 32 Swiss establishments participated within the AWS Academy program, and 16 of them provided lessons in 2022.
In March 2022, AWS launched AWS re/Begin in Switzerland in collaboration with Powerhouse Lausanne, a coaching supplier that promotes digital equality and variety in Switzerland. A second cohort of AWS re/Begin started in October 2022 in collaboration with the non revenue Powercoders, which is concentrated on instructing IT abilities particularly to refugees and serving to them transition into the Swiss labor market.
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With the launch of the Europe (Zurich) Area, AWS is additional increasing its infrastructure providing, empowering you with the pliability to run purposes on essentially the most safe and dependable cloud infrastructure whereas sustaining native information residency and offering the bottom potential latency for Swiss end-users. The brand new Area is offered at this time on the AWS Administration Console and on your API calls.
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