AWS Ground Station 增加了巴林的基地站

先前 AWS Ground Station 提供的地面站都在美國 (美東與美西),這代表有些衛星就打不到了... 這次宣佈增加中東巴林的點,差不多是美西的對面,也因此增加了不少涵蓋率:「AWS Ground Station is now available in Middle East (Bahrain) region」。

雖然現在的公司有在用衛星,但以價錢與支援的頻帶看起來,應該連測試都沒機會... XD

AWS 中東區巴林開幕

AWS 開了中東區,在巴林:「Now Open – AWS Middle East (Bahrain)」,現在的標配都是 3 AZs 了:

The Middle East (Bahrain) Region consists of three Availability Zones (AZ’s). Having three Availability Zones enables Middle East organizations to meet business continuity and disaster recovery requirements and also build highly available, fault-tolerant, and scalable applications.

翻了一下之前的計畫,中東區本來是預定 2019 上半年要提供,看起來稍微 delay 了 (不過比香港區好很多了):「AWS 將在阿拉伯聯合大公國擴點」。

AWS 將在阿拉伯聯合大公國擴點

AWS 新的擴張計畫:「In the Works – AWS Region in the Middle East」。

兩個比較大的階段,第一個是在 2018Q1 先建 PoP,把 CloudFrontRoute 53 之類的服務先接上去:

We also plan to open an edge location in the UAE in the first quarter of 2018. This will bring Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, AWS Shield, and AWS WAF to the region, adding to our existing set of 84 points of presence world-wide.

再來是 2019 上半年建 region:

I am happy to announce that we will be opening an AWS Region in the Middle East by early 2019. The new Region will be based in Bahrain, will be comprised of three Availability Zones at launch, and will give AWS customers and partners the ability to run their workloads and store their data in the Middle East.

這樣就會變成離非洲最近的 region 了... (目前應該是印度?)