AWS expands cloud infrastructure with datacenters in Mumbai

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of offering a suite of cloud computing services, today announced the launch of its datacenters in Mumbai, India, which is its sixth in the APAC region. With this launch, AWS now provides 35 Availability Zones (AZs) across 13 technology infrastructure regions globally. The Mumbai Region consists of two separate Availability Zones. These Availability Zones, the company explains, are datacenters in separate, distinct locations within a single region that are engineered to be operationally independent of other Availability Zones, with independent power, cooling, and physical security, and are connected via a low latency network. AWS customers focused on high availability can architect their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even higher fault-tolerance. According to the public cloud giant, more than 75,000 India-based customers are already using other AWS Regions to save costs, accelerate innovation, speed time-to-market, and expand their geographic reach in minutes. With data centres in India, the company claims that global and India-based developers, startups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits can leverage the AWS Cloud to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India, and provide even lower latency to India-based end users. “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,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services.
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.
Investing in India’s Cloud Future The AWS Partner Network (APN) program aims to help partners build successful cloud-based businesses by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market (GTM) support. The company claims that India has witnessed a rise in the number of partners joining the APN program that has grown over 80 percent in the past 12 months. It further added that AWS SIs (System Integrators) such as Infosys, TCS,Wipro, HCL, Accenture, PwC, Blazeclan, Minjar, Frontier, Intelligrape, Progressive, Cognizant, and Team Computers are helping enterprises migrate to AWS, deploy mission-critical applications on AWS, and are providing a full range of monitoring, automation, and management services for customers’ AWS environments. AWS ISVs (Independent Software Vendor) in India include SAP, Microsoft, Adobe, Druva, Freshdesk, Manthan, Indusface, Newgen, RAMCO, Seclore, Mediology, Mithi Software, Vinculum, Infor, Splunk, and many others who are providing software solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with its cloud infrastructure.

AWS reaches out with training programs in India

Amazon Web Services also claims to offer training and certification programs to help Indian professionals, who are interested in the latest cloud computing technologies, practices, and architectures, to advance their technical skills. The AWS Educate Program promotes cloud learning in the classroom helps to provide an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. According to the company the Activate program provides India-based startups with the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS and scale their businesses. To enable its customers to rapidly deliver their websites, applications, and content to India-based end users, the company has recently opened a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Delhi for its Content Delivery Network, Amazon CloudFront and DNS service, Amazon Route 53. This is the third AWS PoP in India, joining Mumbai and Chennai, and is part of the global network of 56 locations across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.

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