The recent opening of AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region, has added to Amazon’s ongoing investment in Africa.
Amazon first established presence in Cape Town, setting up a Development Centre in 2004, to build pioneering technologies focused on networking, next-generation software for customer support and technology behind Amazon EC2.
In 2015, Amazon expanded its presence in the country, opening an AWS office in Johannesburg, with significant and growing teams of account managers, business development managers, customer services representatives, partner managers, professional services consultants, solutions architects, technical account managers, and many more to help customers of all sizes as they move to the cloud.
Two years later in 2017, the Amazon Global Network expanded to Africa through AWS Direct Connect, and in 2018, the company established its first infrastructure on the African continent, launching Amazon CloudFront locations in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, followed in 2020 by an edge location in Nairobi, Kenya.
The company said developers and businesses can now access the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region. A full list of services and details on pricing is available at https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/regional-product-services/