Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the upcoming limited preview of its China Region for the AWS cloud hosting platform. This will be the fourth AWS Region in Asia Pacific and the tenth Region globally.
In the limited preview, which will be deployed in early 2014, a select group of China-based and multinational companies with customers in China will be invited to begin using AWS Cloud services in the AWS China Region. Businesses and software developers can apply for access to the limited preview in the AWS China Region at: http://www.amazonaws.cn.
ChinaNetCenter and SINNET
To provide the best cloud hosting experience for customers in China and to comply with China’s legal and regulatory requirements, AWS is partnering with multiple local Chinese providers, including ChinaNetCenter and SINNET, who will provide the necessary Internet Data Center (IDC) and Internet Service Provider (ISP) services, such as infrastructure, bandwidth, and network capabilities, to support the delivery of AWS software technology services in China.
Thousands of customers in China have been using AWS in other Regions across the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. With the launch of the new AWS China Region, these customers will be able to run their applications on infrastructure in China, which would significantly reduce latency to local end-users and enable companies with requirements to store their data in China to easily do so.
Located in Beijing
Amazon Web Services, Inc. maintains an affiliate in China with offices in Beijing to support enterprises, public sector organizations, academic institutions, small-to-mid size companies, startups, and developers on their use of AWS Cloud services.
AWS also maintains a local technical support operation in China, as part of the AWS global network of support center operations, and supports customers in China with local languages. The China support operations will help customers of all sizes and technical abilities to successfully utilize AWS products and features.