So, at this stage, we know that in theory, the Melbourne Region can help our APRA-regulated business be more robust and able to handle disasters of various kinds while remaining compliant.
At this stage, before the actual launch, it makes sense to start building a plan around how you want to use the new Region short-term and longer-term. Then once the launch has happened, you can execute this plan and reap the benefits as soon as possible.
Some questions you can ask around this plan are: Which applications and data sources do I want to make multi-Region? What does this mean for your security posture and training? What services and features need to be available before your applications can run fully active-active or active-passive multi-Region? If you initially want to use this for backups, how are you going to set this up and verify these backups?
And remember, you may not get everything perfect the first time around, but that is why you don’t start with your most important applications or data. And of course, try to influence the roadmap for AWS. The more requests they get for a service to be available in Melbourne, the more likely it is that it will show up soon.
If you would like to discuss this more with an AWS Partner who has worked with the Financial Services Industry since its inception, and happens to be 2022 AWS Partner of the Year, please reach out to us.