Amazon Launches New Cloud Region

Public cloud provider Amazon Web Services has recently announced the launch of a new cloud region in Mumbai, India. This marks AWS ’s 35th availability zone across 13 technology infrastructure regions.

This new region will provide services for over 75,000 active customers that have already begun to take advantage of the power of the platform. Launch of the region allows Indian enterprises, startups, etc. to harness the full power and scalability of the platform.

There are three edge locations in India currently: Mumbai, Chennai, and New Delhi and AWS has opened six offices in India to support it growing customer base within the country.

The region is set to consist of two separate availability zones that refer to two different distinct data centers. Most Indian tech startups create their businesses utilizing AWS and new cloud regions allows Indian companies to fully take advantage of the services Amazon has to offer. AWS is also offering training and certification programs to Indian developers that wish to take advantage of these technologies.

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Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services: “These same 75,000 Indian customers, along with others anxious to start using AWS, have asked for an AWS India Region so they can move their applications that require low latency and data sovereignty. We’re excited to make this available today, with the same pay-as-you-go pricing, ability to get started immediately without having to negotiate enterprise agreements or wait days for access, and unmatched functionality that customers enjoy in AWS Regions worldwide – all of which allows customers to go from idea to launch faster than ever before was possible”

Jagdish Belwal, CIO of Tata Motors Limited; AWS customer:”We have been working with AWS since 2012, steadily moving workloads to the cloud, such as test and development environments for our core enterprise systems, we run one of the largest CRM based Dealer Management implementations in the world, more than 90 Tata digital properties in production on AWS, and many other applications.”

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