Hosting in Australia to get much cheaper – Amazon Web Services launch in Sydney

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The cost of web hosting in Australia is set to fall sharply in the coming months – AWS have launched an ‘edge node’ in Sydney today – only their Cloudfront CDN (content distribution network) is available here for now but EC2 and other cloud services usually follow soon after.

This is very good news for anyone, such as Time Out, using Cloudfront – images were previously served mainly from Tokyo, Singapore or East Coast USA – all several thousand miles away.

Let’s see if anyone notices a speed up….