Amazon Web Services now deploying cloud from Oregon

Summary:Oregon has a new cloud hanging over it, courtesy of Amazon Web Services.

Amazon Web Services is expanding its datacenter and cloud capacity with a new branch based in Oregon, as part of the U.S. West Region.

Oregon is the seventh piece of the geographic puzzle that AWS is building. Three others are located in the United States, including the existing U.S. West Region based in Northern California, as well as the U.S. East in Northern Virginia and the GovCloud. AWS also infrastructure branches in Singapore and Tokyo, covering the Asia/Pacific area, and Dublin for the European Union.

In case you're wondering why AWS has so many physical datacenters for storing cloud data, Data Center Knowledge explains that the multi-region setup enables customers to shift workloads to another unaffected region while the first one experiences and resolves performance problems.

This second West Coast branch is touted to offer businesses a low latency option for serving customers and applications.

The big difference for AWS customers will come down to pricing. The new Oregon region is priced approximately 10 percent lower than Northern California region, but it is equal to the one in Northern Virginia.

This Oregon-based cloud will include a broad suite of AWS products, including the Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service, CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and much more.


Topics: Cloud, Amazon, Enterprise Software, Networking


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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