Montréal, January 20, 2016 – Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the world’s biggest cloud infrastructure providers, recently announced plans to open a facility in Greater Montréal. With a new AWS region, the US company will be able to serve existing customers more effectively, including Canadian customers currently served by its US facilities.
“I am happy to announce that we will be opening an AWS region in Montréal in the coming year. This region will be carbon-neutral and powered almost entirely by clean, renewable hydro power,” said Amazon Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr.
The arrival of Amazon Web Services to Montréal will strengthen the city’s expertise in data warehousing infrastructure. The region is also home to other well-known foreign cloud computing companies, such as OVH.com and Linkbynet.
“Amazon Web Services’ decision to locate in Montréal shows that Québec has everything it needs to attract world-class companies, including an investment-friendly tax regime and a carbon-neutral source of energy,” explained Québec Premier Philippe Couillard.
AWS serves over one million customers and generated over $2 billion in revenues in the third quarter of 2015.