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AWS is spending $35 billion on one of its most troubled US cloud regions

January 23, 2023

Via: Techradar

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed plans to invest $35 billion in the US state of Virginia to expand its operations between now and 2040.

Virginia is home to the company’s US-EAST-1 region, which has suffered significant outages and other issues in recent years, leading some to cite it as a major cause for concern in Amazon’s ability to handle crises.

AWS has been operating in the state since 2006, and later chose Virginia to open a second headquarters in 2018 (which it calls HQ2).

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