Amazon Web Services now available via local datacenters in India

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, its sixth in Asia Pacific (APAC).

By: Tech Desk | Updated: June 29, 2016 8:37:57 am
Amazon, Amazon Web services, AWS, AWS India, AWS Mumbai, Hotstar, ola, Tata, AWS network India, Internet, cloud services, technology, technology news Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, its sixth in Asia Pacific (APAC).

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, its sixth in Asia Pacific (APAC). AWS now provides 35 Availability Zones (AZs) across 13 technology infrastructure regions globally.

More than 75,000 India-based users are already using other AWS Regions. Developers can sign up to start using the AWS Mumbai Region at here.

The new AWS Mumbai Region consists of two separate Availability Zones. “Indian start-ups and enterprises have been using AWS for many years – with most Indian technology start-ups building their entire businesses on AWS, and numerous enterprises running mission-critical, core applications on AWS,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS.

“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,” he added.

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AWS has more than a million active customers globally; and more than 70 services across compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, messaging, machine learning, mobile, IoT, and application services.

Ola, STAR India, Tata Motors, Hike,, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, Hungama, Bombay Stock Exchange, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Future Group, Macmillan Publishers India, Infosys, Cognizant, Freshdesk are a part of AWS.

“Tata Motors obtained 40 per cent savings by running our digital properties at scale, benefitting from the tremendous agility made possible by AWS. One of the key priorities we had was around how AWS could save us costs on traditional workloads, those without much variability or demand spikes, and we are expecting to save similar amounts on traditional workloads by running them on AWS,” said Jagdish Belwal, CIO of Tata Motors Limited.

Ola is also building their business on AWS. “We are using technology to create mobility for a billion Indians, by giving them convenience and access to transportation of their choice,” said Ankit Bhati, Co-founder and CTO, Ola.

Novi Digital uses AWS to run Hotstar for delivering movies and live sporting events via the internet.

AWS offers training and certification programs to help Indian professionals who are interested in cloud computing technologies. The new AWS Mumbai Region is a part of the $5 billion investment that Amazon announced as a part of its commitment to India.

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