Amazon has recently launched cloud resources in Sydney, bringing a new player to Australian cloud computing service providers.
Previously Singapore was the closest resource hub for Amazon, but now Australian websites can be served from Australian cloud resources.
Having your hosting resources further away from the end users slows down page load times and can result in increased outages when international network infrastructure goes down.
The other big reason is that Google and other search engines tend to prioritize local resources for local search results.
A big benefit of using cloud computing resources in Australia is the very low data cost. Most data centres in Australia charge as much as $3.50 per GB of data transfer while Amazon charges only $0.19 per GB – a huge saving!!
If you want to find out more about cloud computing and hosting your website in the cloud using Australia resources then contact us. Decompression can assist you with understanding the complicated services provided by Amazon or other providers, or just set it all up for you.