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Amazon unit to open UAE data centre early 2018

New AWS infrastructure will enable businesses to run even smoother online platforms

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Dubai: Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of, has said that it plans to open an AWS Edge Network Location in the UAE by the first quarter of 2018.

The statement added that this data centre, in addition to the one that AWS plans to open in Bahrain, would bring Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, AWS Shield, and AWS WAF to the region, enabling businesses to run even smoother online businesses.

“As countries in the Middle East look to transform their economies for generations to come, technology will play a major role, and the cloud will be in the middle of that transformation,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services, Inc.