back to article AWS expands footprint at site of infamously flaky US-EAST-1 region

Amazon Web Services will invest $35 billion in Virginia by the year 2040, expanding its presence in the state that houses its infamously flaky US-EAST-1 region. US-EAST-1 is Amazon's oldest region, dating its genesis all the way to 2006. In theory, it is the cloud colossus's most resilient region, as it boasts six availability …

  1. A Non e-mouse Silver badge
    WTF?

    Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc are the last people to need tax breaks for investment.

    And how does a bit-barn employ 1,000 people? Maybe at construction, but I doubt it once running.

    1. Henry Wertz 1 Gold badge

      Oh it's just one of those things "they" assume. The Google data center that opened up in our state, the city kept bragging on about how it was going to employ 100s of people (they kept assuming, based on the size, that it'd be staffed like some kind of factory or transportation hub style warehouse), even as Google clearly pointed out it was going to have a few dozen at the most. Then they acted all surprised when it hired like 10 or 20 people.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Distribution not consolidation?

    It’s very well known that Virginia is full to the gunnels and the local infrastructure is creaking. The only draw is the original primary internet concentrator there…. and tax incentives.

    Perhaps AWS should eat some of it’s own dog food and look to distribute more of this over-centralised controlling workload out of US-East 1.

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