Cloud computing resources in Australia

by Tristan Claridge

Amazon has recently launched cloud resources in Sydney, bringing a new player to Australian cloud computing service providers.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

Previously Singapore was the closest resource hub for Amazon, but now Australian websites can be served from Australian cloud resources.

Why is this important?

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!!

Amazon Web Services Sydney pricing for data transfer

Want to know more?

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.


Decompression is a web and software development studio. Our main focus is on intelligent and innovative projects. Our small team of developers are highly skilled and love programming. We also have a full time graphic designer who handles the aesthetics.

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