Today, Amazon Web Services is expanding its worldwide coverage with the launch of a new AWS region in Frankfurt, Germany. This is our 11th infrastructure region and was built to support the strong demand we are seeing in Europe and to give our customers the option to run infrastructure located in Germany. The new Frankfurt region provides low millisecond latencies to major cities in continental Europe and is also run with carbon neutral power. With the launch of the new Frankfurt region customers now also have the ability to architect across multiple regions within the European Union.
Many prominent German, and European, customers have been using AWS for quite some time already, including start-ups such as 6Wunderkinder, EyeEm, mytaxi, Onefootball, Soundcloud and Wooga, mid-market companies such as Airport Nuremburg, Euroforum, and Kärcher, and Enterprise companies such as Axel Springer, Hubert Burda Media, Kempinski Hotels, RTL, SAP, Software AG, and Talanx. These are just a small sample of the wide variety of companies that have been using AWS extensively and I know they will put the new region to good use.
In addition to a broad base of customers, AWS has a vibrant partner ecosystem in Germany that has built innovative solutions and services on AWS. Among the many local Independent Software Vendors are: SAP, Infopark, Suse, and Software AG. With the new Frankfurt region, companies that are required to meet certain compliance, control, and data locality requirements may now be able to achieve these certifications: as with all AWS regions, customers can choose to keep their data entirely within the Frankfurt region.
You can learn more about our growing global infrastructure footprint at http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/globalinfrastructure. Please also visit the AWS developer blog for more great stories from our European customers and partners.