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The AWS Europe (Spain) Region, located in Aragón, Spain, is now open under the API name “eu-south-2.” It has three Availability Zones (AZ) that customers can use to reliably spread applications across multiple data centers.

Followed closely by the opening of the AWS Europe (Zurich) Region, the AWS Europe (Spain) Region is the eighth infrastructure region on the continent.

AWS estimates that its projected spending on the construction and operation of the new region will support more than 1,300 full-time jobs and will add $1.8 billion to the Spanish gross domestic product (GDP) over 10 years.

“The cloud enables organizations of all types and sizes to speed up innovation, improve business processes and reinvent experiences for their customers and end users,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of infrastructure services at AWS. “We are delivering on our promise to build new world-class infrastructure locally to help customers in Spain achieve the highest levels of security, availability and resilience. We are also proud to be investing in Aragón to support community projects led by local schools and organizations. Our investment in the AWS Europe (Spain) Region reflects AWS's long-term commitment to support the country's economic development, job creation and business growth.”

“We welcome the investment of one of the world’s leading technology companies in Spain,” said Pedro Sánchez, prime minister of Spain. “The opening of the AWS Europe (Spain) Region is a significant milestone that helps position our country as a leading digital economy.”

As of the time of this writing, AWS spans 93 Availability Zones within 29 geographic regions around the world.

Related: AWS Opens New Region in the Middle East

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