Amazon.com’s cloud computing division remains “committed” to opening a London data center by early next year, said Stephen Orban, head of enterprise strategy at Amazon Web Services.
Amazon.com’s cloud- computing division remains “committed” to opening a London data center by early next year, even after the British public’s vote for the U.K. to leave the European Union.
It will also offer local customers the option of hosting data in Germany or Ireland, a company executive said Thursday.
“Demand for all our services is growing across all Europe. For us it’s business as usual,” Stephen Orban, head of enterprise strategy at Amazon Web Services, said in an interview at a customer conference Thursday in Frankfurt.
Britain’s vote last week to break away from the EU has raised concerns about how data-storage regulations in Europe and the U.K. will evolve.
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Orban confirmed Amazon’s U.K. data center would open despite the uncertainty, with the opening planned for later this year or early next.
“We’re watching the situation but I can’t speculate how everything is going to unfold,” Orban said.