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Breaking News: AWS Bedrock Lands in Sydney

I’m in Sydney this week for the AWS Summit Sydney and I’ve just been left with much excitement after a MASSIVE announcement.

This must be one of the year's most anticipated announcements (in our region). I’ve had customers ask me every other week when this is happening. I can now say… TODAY rather than SOON.

I can practically hear you all leaning forward, eager to know what it is. Well, hold onto your seats because here it is: AWS Bedrock has officially landed in Sydney (ap-southeast-02)!

That’s right! AWS Bedrock is now available in Sydney (ap-southeast-02)

What does this mean for us Aussies? Lower latency for our Gen AI Workloads and the ability to respect data sovereignty.

Lower latency for Australian customers writing Gen AI Workloads
Data sovereignty can be respected

Available immediately (by request) are the following models:


  • Titan Text G1 - Lite
  • Titan Text G1 - Express
  • Titan Multimodal Embeddings G1


  • Claude 3 Sonnet
  • Claude 3 Haiku


  • Embed English
  • Embed Multilingual

Mistral AI

  • Mistral 7B Instruct
  • Mixtral 8x7B Instruct
  • Mistral Large

So, what are we waiting for? Let's dive in and start building something amazing right here in our local Sydney region!

In fact. First thing today I asked Claude 3 Haiku in Sydney to give me a Haiku, in celebration of it's launch in Sydney.

Write me a Haiku about being an LLM hosted in Sydney

Artificial mind
Housed in Sydney's bustling heart
Serve humans with grace

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