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AWS launches cloud platform in Australia

Zafar Anjum | Nov. 14, 2012
The newly launched Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region is the third Region in Asia Pacific for AWS.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its new Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region, the ninth Region in which the company has deployed its global cloud computing platform, the cloud services provider announced on 12 November.

Businesses based in Australia and global companies with customers in the region can now leverage the Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology infrastructure platform to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud, the company said in a statement.  

The newly launched Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region is the third Region in Asia Pacific for AWS. AWS already provides its services in the Singapore and Tokyo Regions.

According to the cloud service provider, this new Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region consists of two separate Availability Zones at launch-that is, it has data centres in distinct locations within a single Region that are engineered to be operationally independent of other Availability Zones.

"Over 10,000 customers in Australia and New Zealand are already using AWS, and this is before opening our new AWS Region in Australia today," said Andy Jassy, senior vice president, Amazon Web Services. "With the ability to achieve single-digit millisecond latency to end-users in Sydney, store data locally in Australia, and get to market more quickly and inexpensively by using AWS's unmatched infrastructure technology platform, we expect the launch of AWS's Sydney Region to further increase the amount of Australian and New Zealand customers leveraging AWS."

Among the more than 10,000 customers in Australia and New Zealand that are already using AWS include the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, City of Melbourne, REA Group Limited, MYOB, Hooroo, RedBalloon, Brandscreen, and Viocorp.

 

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