Amazon Web Services (AWS) is planning to launch a cloud region in Taipei, Taiwan.

It will also invest "billions of dollars" in the country over the next 15 years.

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AWS coming to Taipei – Amazon

“Today, we’re announcing that a new AWS Region will be coming to Taiwan by early 2025,” the company said in an announcement this week. “The new AWS Asia Pacific (Taipei) Region will consist of three Availability Zones at launch, and will give AWS customers in Taiwan the ability to run workloads and store data that must remain in Taiwan.”

The company previously launched a Taiwanese AWS Local Zone Edge location in Taipei in 2022, and has two CloudFront locations in the country.

AWS noted customers can access any other AWS Region (except Beijing and Ningxia) from AWS Direct Connect locations in Taipei, operated by Chief Telecom and Chunghwa Telecom.

“AWS is committed to helping customers of all sizes and across all industries accelerate their digital transformation with the highest levels of security and resilience available,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, VP of Infrastructure Services at AWS.

“The new AWS Region in Taiwan will enable organizations to unlock the full potential of the cloud and build with AWS technologies like compute, storage, databases, analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to drive innovation and transform the way businesses and institutions serve their customers."

Google acquired 15 hectares of land in Taiwan’s Changhua County in 2011. The company launched its first data center there in late 2013 and its GCP region there the following year. In 2019, the company said it would build a second site further south in Tainan.

Microsoft announced plans for a Taipai Azure region in 2020. It is still listed as ‘coming soon.’

Chinese firm Alibaba has previously operated a cloud region in Taiwan but disconnected it in 2022.

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