Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made an exciting announcement to improve its hold on the Indian subcontinent. It is now bringing a second infrastructure region in the country that will consist of three availability zones at launch. The second region will be available in India by mid-2022.
This new AWS Asia Region will join the existing 9 AWS Regions and 26 Availability Zones across Asia in India, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. In the future, AWS plans to launch as many as 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
This new AWS Asia Pacific Region will be in Hyderabad, a southern Indian city. It will enable even more developers, startups, enterprises, governments, education, and non-profit organizations to run their applications and serve end users from India's data centers.
Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, Amazon Web Services said, “Together with our AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, we’re providing customers with more flexibility and choice, while allowing them to architect their infrastructure for even greater fault tolerance, resiliency, and availability across geographic locations.”
The AWS announcement was welcomed by K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for Information Technology, Government of Telangana, who said that the availability of the second region in Hyderabad would help transform the way businesses in south India harness the power of IT.
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