blog That Australian datacentre which Amazon was planning to build? It’s been a while since we heard a good rumour on that one, but The Register delivers this week, with news that the US cloud computing and online retail giant’s local plans are still on. El Reg tells us (we recommend that you click through for the full article):
“… AWS intends to offer cloud computing, as distinct from cloud storage and other AWS services. The computing service will not be served from an Amazon facility, as the company has chosen to co-locate in an existing third-party datacentre in Australia.”
Delimiter has previously speculated that Amazon would build a content distribution network in Australia (as it has done in several other locations around the globe) rather than a dedicated datacentre. From El Reg’s report, it sounds like the new datacentre will be somewhere in the middle, between a CDN node and a really huge dedicated datacentre facility. The idea of Amazon renting space in an existing commercial datacentre facility supports this notion.
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