Amazon’s cloud-computing unit, Amazon Web Services introduced that it’s now not accepting new prospects based mostly in Russia or Belarus, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Amazon stated that AWS has no information facilities or infrastructure in Russia, and has no coverage of not conducting enterprise with the Russian authorities. “Unlike other US technology providers, AWS has no data centers, infrastructure, or offices in Russia, and we have a long-standing policy of not doing business with the Russian government,” Amazon wrote in a weblog submit.
“We have also stopped allowing new sign-ups for AWS in Russia and Belarus. Our biggest customers using AWS in Russia are companies who are headquartered outside of the country and have some development teams there.” Microsoft, which operates the rival Azure cloud computing platform, recently said that it is suspending “all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia”.
“In addition, we are coordinating closely and working in lockstep with the governments of the US, the European Union and the UK, and we are stopping many aspects of our business in Russia in compliance with governmental sanctions decisions,” Brad Smith, Microsoft President , famous. In addition, the massive 4 consulting corporations — Deloitte, KPMG, EY and PwC — have introduced they have been easing operations in Russia and Belarus over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
A spokesperson for KPMG International stated that they’ve a accountability, together with different world companies, to reply to the Russian authorities’s ongoing army assault on Ukraine.
Earlier, fintech and digital funds giants like MasterCard, Visa and PayPal have introduced plans to exit the area.