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This article was published on July 13, 2011

Amazon plans to open a Sydney data center in 2012

Amazon plans to open a Sydney data center in 2012
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Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

Amazon plans to open a data center for Amazon Web Services in Australia early next year, The Australian reports.

The company is still looking for the perfect site, and reportedly has three on its list so far, and is looking for the site with the best energy efficiency ratings. The data center will be in Sydney.

The only data center for AWS in the region is in Singapore, making latency an issue. Some businesses are concerned about the legal implications of hosting data outside of Australia.

And though plenty of Australian web companies such as SitePoint and Envato are already on board, Amazon hopes that more of these business will be willing to take advantage of their cloud services after the data center is built.