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Amazon Web Services (AWS) will expand its services to include a second cloud infrastructure region in India by mid-2022. This would provide clients in India with greater resiliency for critical cloud workloads, lower latency, and improved compliance capabilities.

Globally, AWS has 77 Availability Zones across 24 infrastructure regions, with announced plans to launch 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland

The new AWS Asia Pacific Region in Hyderabad, India, will enable an increased number of developers, startups, and enterprises as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations to run their applications and serve end users from data centers located in India.

“Businesses in India are embracing cloud computing to reduce costs, increase agility, and enable rapid innovation to meet the needs of billions of customers in India and abroad,” said Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, Amazon Web Services. “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.”

AWS Cloud Availability Zones

Peter DeSantis
“Together with our AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, we’re providing customers with more flexibility and choice,” said Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, Amazon Web Services.

AWS Regions are comprised of Cloud Availability Zones, which are technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting customers’ business continuity, yet near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications.

Each AWS Cloud Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS clients focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even greater fault tolerance.

The launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region would provide users with lower latency across southern India. Additionally, Indian organizations, from startups to enterprises and the public sector, will have additional technology infrastructure at their disposal. It includes compute, storage, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, serverless, and more.