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An AWS Region Comes to Switzerland

Today I’m happy to announce our plans to open a new AWS Region in
Switzerland in the second half of 2022. When the AWS Europe (Zurich)
Region is launched, developers, start-ups, and enterprises, as well as
government, education, and non-profit organizations will be able to run
their applications and serve end users across the region from data
centers located in Switzerland.

Currently, AWS spans 77 Availability Zones within 24 geographic regions
around the world and has announced plans for twelve more Availability
Zones and four more AWS Regions in Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and
Switzerland. The new AWS Europe (Zurich) Region will consist of three
Availability Zones (AZs) at launch and will be AWS’s eighth region in
Europe, joining existing regions in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy,
Sweden, the UK, and the upcoming Spain region launching in late 2022 or
early 2023. AZs refer to data centers in separate distinct locations
within a single region that are engineered to be operationally
independent of other AZs, with independent power, cooling, and physical
security, and are connected via a low latency network. AWS customers
focused on running highly available applications can architect their
applications to run in multiple AZs to achieve even higher
fault-tolerance. To learn more about AWS Regions and Availability Zones
please visit the AWS Global
Infrastructure page

Switzerland has a long history of pioneers, and we’re proud to
demonstrate our continued commitment to support this next phase of
cloud-fueled innovation and support customers interested in keeping
their data in-country. Over the years, AWS has supported organizations
across almost every industry in Switzerland – from its postal system to
railways, broadcasting to mapping, and from world-leading pharma
companies to innovative startups – to speed up innovation, lower IT
costs, and transform their operations. We opened our first Swiss office
in Zurich four years ago, followed by a second office in Geneva a year
later. We launched AWS Activate in
2013, giving Swiss start-ups access to guidance and one-on-one time with
AWS experts along with web-based training, self-paced labs, customer
support, offers from third-parties, and up to $100,000 in AWS service
credits. In 2017, we introduced two Points of Presence (PoPs) in
Switzerland which deliver Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, AWS
Shield, AWS WAF, and Lambda@Edge as well as Amazon Direct Connect to
the country. We’re also building teams of account managers, technical
account managers, partner managers, systems engineers, solutions
architects, professional services, and other roles to help customers of
all sizes move to AWS.

As the number of Swiss customers has grown, so has the size of AWS’s
presence in the country. Hundreds of thousands of customers in Europe,
and more than ten thousand in Switzerland now use AWS each month to
build their businesses and expand their geographic reach. Across
Switzerland enterprises and medium-sized businesses such as Dentsu
Tracking, Enersis, Hilti, Novartis, Richemont, Ringier, and TX Group,
public sector customers like Computer Vision Lab (CVL) at Eidgenössische
Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), Swiss Broadcasting
Corporation (RSI), Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Swiss Post, the Swiss
Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo), as well as startups like Ava,
Beekeeper, and Coople are moving their mission-critical workloads to

Our AWS Partner Network (APN), which includes tens of thousands of
Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators (SIs) around
the world, helps customers by providing business, technical, marketing,
and go-to-market support. Amongst them is Swisscom, Switzerland’s
leading telecommunications company and one of its leading IT companies.

We also work with the venture capital community, startup accelerators,
and incubators to help startups grow in the cloud. In Switzerland, we
work with accelerator organizations, such as F10, A&I
Kickstartaccelerator, TrustSquare, and MassChallenge as well as Venture
Capital firms like CV VC, investiere, Venturelab, and Redalpine.

For Swiss students, the AWS
program provides
access to AWS services and content designed to build knowledge and
skills in cloud computing. Dozens of Swiss universities and business
schools already participating in the program including Bern University
of Applied Sciences (BFH), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
(ETH), and HES-SO Valais-Wallis (HES-SO).

The AWS Academy provides
higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud
computing curriculum that prepares students for AWS Certifications and
in-demand cloud roles. In Switzerland, major institutions taking part
include University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
(FHNW), University of Applied Sciences OST, and International University
of Geneva.

The upcoming AWS Europe (Zurich) Region will give our customers the
choice and flexibility for where to store and process their data. As
always, our customers retain ownership of their data and control over
its movement, so even the most security- and compliance-sensitive
companies interested in keeping their data in Switzerland will now be
able to innovate faster utilizing the AWS Cloud. To learn more about our
capabilities in Switzerland, visit:, and if you would like to
join our team in Switzerland, check out our open

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