And so the yellow dot appears 😉 AWS region in Sydney, no longer speculation..
AWS is excited to announce its new Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region. Starting today, customers can run their applications and workloads in the new Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region to reduce latency to end-users based in Australia and New Zealand while avoiding the up-front expenses, long-term commitments, and scaling challenges associated with maintaining and operating their own infrastructure. Sydney joins Singapore and Tokyo as the third Region in Asia Pacific and as the ninth Region worldwide.
The new Sydney Region is currently available for multiple services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). For a complete list of AWS Regions and services, visit the Global Infrastructure page. The newly launched Sydney Region is now available for any business or software developer to sign up and get started today at http://aws.amazon.com.