Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced their 16th AWS region earlier this month, the London region. This is the third region in Europe, joining Ireland and Frankfurt.
Public sector organisations within the UK have special security needs and AWS has worked with their Direct Connect partners to ensure the necessary obligations for connectivity to the Public Services Network (PSN) and N3 are met. AWS also has been built to meet various rigorous compliance standards including PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001 and ISO 9001.
So for customers and potential customers in the UK this is an important announcement as this region can now be used to deliver secure solution for OFFICIAL workloads.