AWS Local Zones help AWS customers deliver distributed edge and hybrid cloud applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to consumers in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos State Government, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC and The Terragon Group are among the AWS Customers and Partners welcoming AWS Local Zones

Today, Amazon Web Services, (AWS), an, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) company, announced the launch of a new AWS Local Zones location in Lagos, Nigeria. AWS Local Zones are a type of infrastructure deployment that places AWS compute, storage, databases, and other services near major centers of population, industry, and information technology (IT), allowing customers deploy applications that require a latency of single digit milliseconds to finish. users or local data centers. Customers can run workloads with low latency requirements in AWS Local Zones while seamlessly connecting to their other workloads running in AWS Regions. AWS now has 32 AWS Local Zones worldwide, with announced plans to launch 24 more Local Zones globally. To get started with AWS local zones, visit

For applications that require single-digit millisecond latency or must stay within a geographic boundary for regulatory reasons, the location of the cloud infrastructure is important. Most customer workloads run in an AWS Region, a geographic location where AWS groups data centers to serve customers. However, when a region is not close enough to meet low latency or data residency requirements, customers need an AWS infrastructure closer to their data source or end users. Traditionally, organizations kept these location-sensitive workloads on-premises or in managed data centers that required customers to purchase, operate, and maintain their own IT infrastructure, and use different sets of APIs and tools for their on-premises environments. and from AWS.

The launch of the new AWS Local Zones location in Lagos means customers can easily deploy applications located close to end users in the metropolitan area. Having AWS Local Zones near large population centers in metropolitan areas allows customers to achieve the low latency required for use cases such as online gaming, live streaming, and augmented and virtual reality. AWS Local Zones can also help customers operating in regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services, and the public sector who may have preferences or requirements to keep data within a geographic boundary.

AWS manages and supports AWS Local Zones, which means customers do not incur the expense and effort of acquiring, operating, and maintaining infrastructure across multiple cities to support low-latency applications. AWS Local Zones can also help organizations migrate additional workloads to AWS, supporting a hybrid cloud migration strategy and simplifying IT operations. Customers can connect to AWS Local Zones through an Internet connection and can use AWS Direct Connect for secure, private network connections to both AWS Local Zones and any AWS Region.

“With today’s launch of a new AWS Local Zones location in Lagos, we are proud to bring the cloud closer to AWS customers, so they can deploy latency-sensitive workloads and meet local data residency requirements.” said Robin Njiru, AWS Regional Public Sector. leader for West, East and Central Africa. “We have designed Local Zones to support a wide range of use cases, from business applications that need to respond quickly to market fluctuations to interactive live events and gaming experiences. Customers in a variety of industries can now deliver innovative new services and experiences to their end users, all with the familiar AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools.”

The AWS Local Zones location in Lagos is Nigeria’s newest addition to its AWS infrastructure, which already includes local offices, Amazon CloudFront edge locations, and AWS Outposts.

Regional Lead (WWPS) – West, East and Central Africa at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS Customers and Partners Welcome AWS Local Zones in Lagos

The Lagos State Government welcomes the arrival of AWS Local Zones in Lagos. “The launch of the AWS local zone location in Lagos is an important milestone for our regional businesses and digital transformation agenda,” said Hakeem Popoola Fahm, Hon. Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology. “The services available with AWS Local Zones will promote and accelerate the introduction of new digital solutions at our technology and engineering location in the heart of Lagos.”

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC is a Nigerian financial services holding company with subsidiaries in banking, stock brokerage, investment advisory, asset management, investor services, pension management, trustee and life insurance businesses. “Being a future-ready organization goes beyond being able to implement new solutions for the benefit of our customers,” said Demola Sogunle, CEO of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC. “It also means building reliability in our customer and business offerings by using AWS on-demand compute, storage, and scaling. That is why we have chosen to work with AWS, one of the world’s leading cloud service providers, to achieve this important goal.”

The Terragon Group is a Nigerian startup building the largest data-driven marketing cloud ecosystem in Africa and fueling business growth by providing a deeper understanding of African consumers and their mobile experience. “Every day, AWS helps us scale globally and take advantage of new technology opportunities,” said Ayodeji Balogun, Co-Founder and CTO of The Terragon Group. “The launch of an AWS Local Zones location in Lagos is something we have been looking forward to because it offers fast and secure access to AWS services that help us provide low-latency access to our applications running locally.”

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