Nordcloud started serving customers in the Nordics in 2011 and in 2013 we were awarded Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN), becoming the first company based in Northern Europe to gain this accreditation. Since then we’ve been looking forward to AWS Region in the Nordics to provide our customers with lower latency, higher availability and bigger bandwidth.

Now it has happened.

AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region enables Swedish and Nordic customers to benefit from decreased latency, local data sovereignty, to move the rest of their applications to AWS and enjoy cost and agility advantages across their entire workload.

Nordcloud is happy to announce a special offer to AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region customers to facilitate onboarding to this new Region. The offer includes a number of Cloud Onboarding and Cloud Governance workshops targeted at helping customers get full benefits from AWS Region Stockholm and the public cloud. Read more about our special offer here.

As an APN AWS Premier Consulting Partner and AWS Managed Service Provider, Nordcloud brings together the power of more than 100 AWS certified architects and engineers and experience of more than 500 successfully completed projects.

“Our customers in the Nordics have benefited from AWS products for years. The new AWS Region Stockholm announcement is not only about launch momentum, but really about on-going customer interest, migration and business benefits,” says Niko Nihtilä, Nordcloud Alliance Lead for AWS.

Here are the main benefits of the new AWS Region Stockholm:

Latency

Latency plays a huge part in customer’s perception of a high-quality experience and was proved to impact the behaviour of users to some noticeable extent: with lower latency generating more user engagements.

Data sovereignty

AWS Region in Stockholm gives customers the ability to store their data in Sweden with the assurance that their content will not move unless they move it.

Cost

Choosing an AWS Region is the first decision you have to make when you set up your AWS components. Proximity to AWS customers or to their end users is a first criterion that impacts the cost.

Agility

If you distribute your instances across multiple Availability Zones within the same region and one instance fails, you can design your application so that an instance in another Availability Zone can handle requests. A sort of emergency load balancer without using an actual load balancer.

If you’d like to use the Region in Sweden for your workloads, we’d be happy to hear from you.