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Amazon Web Services backs Bogotá

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Amazon Web Services announced in Bogotá that it would activate an edge location in Colombia by the end of 2019, making Colombia Amazon AWS’s first Latin American network access point outside of North America or Brazil.

The cloud services and retail giant also announced a collaboration with SENA, Colombia’s national community & technical college network, to train over 2,000 students in IT and cloud technology, and a long-term commitment to Colombia as a key location in Amazon’s Latin America growth strategy.

The announcement was made at the Amazon AWS Public Sector Summit held in Bogotá’s Agorá convention center during an on-stage discussion between Colombian President Ivan Duque and Amazon AWS Public Sector regional director for Canada, Latin America & The Caribbean Jeffrey Kratz, Finance Colombia reports.