Amazon Mexico cloud unit to open ‘local zone’ in early 2023

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MEXICO CITY: Amazon Web Services Mexico (AWS), a division of Amazon.com Inc, will open a local hub in the first quarter to increase bandwidth for its customers, said Luis Velasco, director of the cloud computing unit for Mexico, Wednesday.

The hub would bring computing, storage, database and other services closer to large populations and IT centers, increasing bandwidth for purposes such as streaming video, he told Reuters on the sidelines of the AWS technology conference here.

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The hub uses infrastructure deployment called “local zones” to run applications for real-time gaming, hybrid migrations, media and entertainment content creation, and engineering simulations.

AWS Mexico will also open new offices in Guadalajara and Monterrey in the first three months of 2023, Velasco said. It builds alliances with local businesses to boost its operations in the country.

Totalplay, a telecommunications company owned by Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas, will provide advice for AWS’s cloud services, Fernando Zamora, Totalplay’s product and marketing director, said at the conference.

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Totalplay will partner with AWS to grow its presence in the Mexican cloud market, which Zamora said could grow to $2.7 billion in 2025, from $1.4 billion in 2021.

Mexico is the fourth most important cloud market in the Americas, after the United States, Canada and Brazil, he added.

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