Australian Amazon storage use ramps up

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Australian Amazon storage use ramps up

Leveraging existing business.

The relatively new Amazon S3 instance in Sydney is seeing rapid uptake among Australian businesses, a cloud service provider claims.

Israeli provider Cloudyn, an Amazon Web Services technology partner, says its latest data from monitoring 400 AWS customers points to the Sydney S3 region already bypassing the older Singapore and Tokyo ones, despite only starting up in October last year.


Source: Cloudyn

Cloudyn's figures place Sydney S3 consumption at the same level as the California region, making it the fourth largest in the world.

For now, the North Virginia region in the United States accounts for over three-quarters of all S3 storage consumption, with Ireland coming in at one fifth of the total, Cloudyn figures state.

The growth could be due to the AWS cloud computing service being popular with Australian and New Zealand business before the Sydney region was established.

At the launch of the Sydney region, the company's senior vice president Andrew Jassy said Amazon already had 10,000 Australian and New Zealand customers.

"With the ability to achieve single-digit millisecond latency to end users in Sydney, store data locally in Australia, and get to market more quickly and inexpensively by using AWS’s unmatched infrastructure technology platform, we expect the launch of AWS’s Sydney Region to further increase the amount of Australian and New Zealand customers leveraging AWS,” Jassy said at the time.

Among the customers, CommBank is a large user of AWS, with a dozen applications in the cloud and reported having achieved a 40 percent cost reduction as a result.

Earlier this week, insurance company Hollard Financial Services said it had moved a number of applications to the Sydney AWS region, and would shift even more there in the future.

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