Amazon Web Services (AWS) enabled their data centres in Cape Town on Wednesday as part of the AWS Africa region.
AWS regions are made up of data centres that form Availability Zones. Availability Zones allows businesses, developers, governments and educational institutions to access cloud computing and storage with fewer interruptions, as opposed to using the European or American regions.
The company said that it complies with the Protection of Personal Information Act and assured customers that their information will remain theirs and will only be moved when requested.
The Availability Zones have enough backup to ensure that load shedding and electrical glitches do not affect the running of their services.