AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND and CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – May 11, 2016) – Hawaiki today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS), a leading cloud services provider, has purchased capacity in the Hawaiki Submarine Cable to speed performance and reduce latency for their cloud customers operating between Australia/New Zealand and the US.
The Hawaiki Submarine Cable, due to go live in June 2018, will be the fastest and largest link between the U.S. and Australia and New Zealand, offering more than 30 Terabits capacity, which is considerably larger than the network capacity available today. As a carrier-neutral cable system, Hawaiki will usher in a new era of international connectivity benefitting businesses and consumers across the Pacific region. It will complement Amazon Web Services’ global infrastructure, which comprises 33 Availability Zones across 12 geographic regions worldwide, (including one in Sydney), with another 5 AWS Regions (and 11 Availability Zones) in Canada, China, India, Ohio, and the United Kingdom expected to come online throughout the next year.
AWS Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Paul Migliorini, said; “Our customers in Australia and New Zealand will benefit significantly from the arrival of the Hawaiki submarine cable. The role of the network, as well as the many AWS Regions around the world, is especially important for our customers looking to run global businesses and become more agile. Increasingly, companies of all sizes and across all industries in ANZ are using the AWS Cloud to drive innovation in their business while reducing the costs of their IT operations. With AWS, our customers are also able to expand internationally in minutes.”