We are pleased to announce the launch of our two newest edge locations for Amazon Route 53 in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. Today’s launch represents the first physical presence of Route 53 on the African continent. The addition of these two locations brings the global network of Route 53 to 53 cities across 26 countries and six continents.
The expansion of Amazon Route 53 into South Africa further improves availability and performance for customers and end users in the region. We expect that two these new edge locations will help clients see improvements of as much as 75% in DNS query latency.
For more information and to get started with Amazon Route 53, visit the product page.