Amazon launches AWS ElastiCache in Western Europe

6 Dec 2011

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the immediate availability of Amazon ElastiCache in four additional AWS regions, including the EU West Region in Dublin.

AWS launched Amazon ElastiCache in the US East (Northern Virginia) Region back in August and today enabled ElastiCache in EU West (Dublin), US West (Northern California), and Asia Pacific (Singapore and Tokyo).

Earlier this year, it emerged that Amazon embarked on a major ‘cloud’ data centre expansion in Dublin, including the acquisition of a 22,539 sq-metre former Tesco storage facility at Greenhills Industrial Estate in Dublin 24.

“Amazon ElastiCache allows developers a way that they can easily add caching logic to their application. Customers can now create Cache Clusters, each comprised of one or more Cache Nodes, in a matter of minutes,” said Matt Wood, technical evangelist, EMEA, Amazon Web Services.

Each Cache Cluster is a distributed, in-memory cache that can be accessed using the Memcached protocol.

AWS has also announced that developers can now provision, configure, and deploy ElastiCache Cache Cluster using an AWS CloudFormation template.

The templates can specify Cache Clusters, Cache Parameter Groups, and Cache Security Groups.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years