AWS has launched its second AWS cloud infrastructure Region in India – the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region. Organizations and developers in India would now have greater choice for running their applications and serving end users from data centers located in India.
With the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, cloud infrastructure clients in this area will have access to advanced AWS technologies to drive innovation including data analytics, security, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).
“The launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region supports India’s digital transformation and is part of our long-term investment in the country since opening our first office in 2011,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at AWS. “Customers and partners in India will now have additional regional cloud infrastructure to deploy applications with greater resilience, availability, and even lower latency. We are proud to invest in the future of the Indian technology community and workforce, and we are committed to helping organizations across industries increase agility and drive innovation.”
AWS Availability Zones
AWS now has 96 Availability Zones spread over 30 geographic areas with the introduction of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region. There are also plans to create 15 further Availability Zones and five other AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand.
AWS Regions are composed of Availability Zones that place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations. The AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region consists of three cloud infrastructure Availability Zones and joins the existing AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, which opened in June 2016.
The Availability Zones of AWS are situated far enough apart to enable the business continuity of cloud infrastructure customers and close enough to offer minimal latency for high availability applications that utilize several Availability Zones. Each cloud infrastructure Availability Zone is connected by “redundant, ultra-low latency” networks and has its own physical security, cooling, and power systems. For better fault tolerance, AWS clients that prioritize high availability can design their applications to run across several AWS Availability Zones.
Customers in India that choose to store their data in India will be able to do so with the opening of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, while also benefiting from decreased network latency throughout the nation.
AWS is planning to invest an estimated $4.4 billion in India by 2030 through the new AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, which includes capital expenditures on the construction of data centers, operational expenses related to ongoing utilities and facility costs, and purchases of goods and services from regional businesses.
“We welcome AWS’s commitment to invest approximately INR 36,300 crores in the AWS Region in Hyderabad, which strengthens Telangana’s position as a progressive data center hub in India,” said Shri K. T. Rama Rao, minister for Information Technology (IT), Industries and Commerce, Municipal Administration, and Urban Development at the Government of Telangana. “We recognize the power of cloud computing, which is why we have collaborated with AWS to improve e-governance, healthcare, and municipal operations to benefit the citizens of Telangana. We are pleased that the new AWS Region in Hyderabad will spur more innovation and growth for many enterprises, startups, and public sector organizations in India.”