Cloud Giant AWS Announces Launch of Data Centers in Asia Pacific
January 8, 2016
Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of new data centers in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. AWS, which has headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States, has been the leading player in the cloud arena over the last decade. Established in 2006, AWS caters to “one million active customers worldwide” with a wide range of cloud services which include cloud storage, database, analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and computing power options. The introduction of data centers in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region extends the company’s global reach and makes AWS Cloud available in 12 regions globally.
While many Korean businesses have already been utilizing AWS’ cloud services by signing up for services based in other global regions, today’s news means businesses can store and process data physically inside Korea. AWS’ new data centers are located offer Korean businesses (and global businesses with trade in Korea) the opportunity to benefit from a cloud infrastructure that offers “single-digit millisecond latency across most of Korea” for their business applications.
“Customers continue to choose AWS as their infrastructure technology platform because we have a lot more functionality than any other cloud provider, a significantly larger partner and customer ecosystem built around AWS, and unmatched maturity, security, and performance,” explained AWS’ Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy. “Our Korean customers and partners have asked us to build AWS infrastructure in Korea so that they can run more of their workloads on AWS and approve new initiatives that could change their business and customer experience; we’re excited about delivering this to our customers today.”
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