The 10 Biggest AWS News Stories of 2022
CRN breaks down the 10 most important AWS news stories of 2022—from being awarded the Ukraine Peace Prize to calling out Microsoft to new innovation and a bullish partner push.
9. Billions On New Data Centers, Cloud Regions
AWS has one of the broadest data center footprints in the world in terms of capacity, amount of data centers as well as already billions in new data center pipeline ahead in 2023.
These data centers are the foundation for AWS’ Cloud Regions that enable AWS’ massive cloud services and support business.
In 2022, AWS continued to expand its cloud reach by launching new data centers in the U.S. and overseas.
Some major investments this year include a $6 billion investment to launch a new cloud region in Switzerland, as well as a $2.5 billion investment in Spain to expand its cloud regions in the country.
AWS Cloud Regions are composed of Availability Zones, which consist of one or more data centers. As of November 2022, AWS has 93 Availability Zones across 29 geographic regions with 18 new zones in the works across several AWS Regions.
The takeaway for 2023: With over a dozen new cloud regions being developed for 2023, it will be interesting to see just how many billions AWS spends next year on expanding its international reach as it fights for global cloud domination against Microsoft, Google and Alibaba.