The exciting addition of the South African AWS Region opens up new options for cloud customers ranging from SMB to enterprise. The region enables all organizations to bring lower latency services to their end-users across Africa, and allows more African organisations to benefit from the performance, security, flexibility, scalability, reliability, and ease of use of the AWS cloud.
AWS Regions meet the highest levels of security, compliance, and data protection. With the new Region, local customers with data residency requirements, and those looking to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), will be able to store their content in South Africa with the assurance that they retain complete ownership of their data and it will not move unless they choose to move it.
Africa (Cape Town) is the 23rd AWS Region, and the first one in Africa. It is comprised of three Availability Zones, bringing the Global AWS Infrastructure to a total of 73 Availability Zones (AZ).
Kaskade has been providing cloud services on AWS Global infrastructure and now is delighted to be able to offer clients access to the local region. Take advantage of our special region launch offers designed to ease your journey to the cloud.
Benefits include, hassle free IT, pay for only what you use, unlimited computing power, low cost storage, increase your business speed, agility and so much more.
Applications running on this 3-AZs Region can use C5d, D2, I3, M5, M5d, R5, R5d, and T3 instances, and can use a long list of AWS services including Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Aurora (both MySQL and PostgreSQL), Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon CloudWatch Logs, CloudWatch Events, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Elastic Container Registry, Amazon ECS, Elastic Load Balancing (Classic, Network, and Application), Amazon EMR, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Glacier, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Route 53, Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF), AWS Auto Scaling, AWS Artifact, AWS Certificate Manager, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CloudTrail, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Config, AWS Personal Health Dashboard, AWS Database Migration Service, AWS Direct Connect, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Key Management Service (KMS), AWS Marketplace, AWS Mobile SDK, AWS Shield (regional), AWS Site-to-Site VPN, AWS Step Functions, AWS Support, AWS Systems Manager, AWS Trusted Advisor, AWS X-Ray, AWS Import/Export
Lower latency – the delay before a transfer of data begins following an instruction for its transfer usually referred to as “poor performance due to network latency”.
Data localisation – keeping data local for those clients who have been waiting for this to make the move to cloud.
Cape Town, South Africa
Each AWS Region is a separate geographic area. Each AWS Region has multiple, isolated locations known as Availability Zones. Amazon RDS provides you the ability to place resources, such as instances, and data in multiple locations. Resources aren’t replicated across AWS Regions unless you do so specifically.
To assist local customers in making this move, Kaskade is releasing three special offers today for customers wanting to take advantage of the local region.
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