Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the world’s leading cloud computing platforms, announced this week the launch of its newest datacenter based in Mumbai, India. With this launch, AWS now provides 35 Availability Zones (AZs) across 13 technology infrastructure regions globally.
The company says that more than 75,000 customers based in India are already using AWS in other regions to save costs, accelerate innovation, speed time-to-market, and expand their geographic reach in minutes. With the new launch, the company affirms that now, global and India-based developers can leverage the AWS Cloud to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India, providing even lower latency to India-based end users.
Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS commented at the launch:
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. These same 75,000 Indian customers, along with others anxious to start using AWS, have asked for an AWS India Region so they can move their applications that require low latency and data sovereignty. 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.
Several large Indian business welcomed the launch and claimed to be using or moving their deployments to AWS including NDTV, Ola, STAR India, Tata Motors, Hike, Shaadi.com, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, Hungama, Bombay Stock Exchange, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Future Group, Macmillan Publishers India, Infosys, Cognizant, Freshdesk, and many more.
Developers can sign up to start using the AWS Mumbai Region at: http://aws.amazon.com.