Amazon to Launch First AWS Region in Canada This Year

Amazon plans to open a Web Services region in Montreal this year.

It would be the first AWS region in Canada.

“We are very proud that Amazon Web Services has chosen Québec as the home for its first Canadian infrastructure region,” said Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec.

Other AWS regions in North America include Northern Virgina, Northern California, and Oregon.

“This announcement demonstrates that Québec possesses a positive investment climate and a carbon-neutral, clean, renewable, reliable, low cost energy supply,” noted Couillard.

Amazon also plans to add regions in China and India this year.

“These assets attract world leading businesses,” added Couillard. “The establishment of an industry leader in cloud technology in Québec will foster continued innovation and economic growth in Québec and across Canada.”

“We are looking forward to serving new and existing Canadian customers and to working with partners in the area,” Amazon’s Jeff Bar said.