Amazon Web Services Launches New Region In India – Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

Amazon Web ServicesAmazon Web Service (AWS), a subsidiary of launched its service open for Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region today. The AWS which offers a suite of cloud computing services that make up for an on-demand computing platform was officially launched in 2006. To minimize the impact of outages and ensure robustness of the system, AWS is geographically diversified into regions.

The service was launched in Mumbai’s AWSSummit today and Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services addressed the gathering with update on Amazon’s investments in India and the AWS business.

Mumbai joins Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo as the sixth AWS Region in Asia and as the thirteenth globally, bringing the total number of AWS availability zones to 35 worldwide.

“Technology is a key enabler, where we use AWS to drive supreme customer experience, and innovate faster on new features & services for our customers. This has helped us reach 100+ cities & 550K driver partners across India. We do petabyte scale analytics using various AWS big data services and deep learning techniques, allowing us to bring our driver-partners close to our customers when they need them. AWS allows us to make 30+ changes a day to our highly scalable micro-services based platform consisting of 100s of low latency APIs, serving millions of requests a day. We have tried the AWS India region. It is great and should help us further enhance the experience for our customers.” said Ankit Bhati, CTO and C0-founder of OLA in a statement today.

The other notable customers of Amazon Web Services in the region include NDTV, Tata Motors, redBus, Hotstar and Macmillan India. There are now three edge locations (Mumbai, Chennai, and New Delhi) in India. The locations support Amazon Route 53, Amazon CloudFront, and S3 Transfer Acceleration. The full range of AWS Support options (Basic, Developer, Business, and Enterprise) is also available for the Mumbai Region. All AWS support plans include an unlimited number of account and billing support cases, with no long-term contracts.

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