Public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services today announced that its new Ohio region of data centers is now available for public use. The region is officially known as us-east-2, which is distinct from AWS’ widely used us-east-1 region in Northern Virginia.

The new region has a range of services available, and for basic raw computing infrastructure, the C4, D2, I2, M4, R3, T2, and X1 series of instances are available, AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post.

Reports about an AWS data center coming to the Buckeye state first surfaced in 2014.

AWS is the biggest public cloud around. The competing Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud have also been expanding their data center infrastructure.

In the second quarter of 2016, Amazon spent $2.02 billion on AWS operating expenditures — because building and operating data centers costs money. A lot of money.

AWS’ Asia Pacific (Mumbai) region came online in June.


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