Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), says it will expand its Asian footprint by establishing the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region. AWS expects to have the regional operations up and running by either the end of 2021 or early in 2022.
The Jakarta Region will be the company’s ninth in Asia. AWS already has established regions in Beijing, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, and has announced plans for another in Hong Kong SAR. The AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region initially will comprise three Availability Zones. An Availability Zone is an AWS facility with independent power, cooling, and physical security, connected to other zones via redundant, low-latency network infrastructure. AWS says it locates Availability Zones within a region far enough away from each other to minimize the possibility that a single event could wipe out the region’s operations, without adding undue latency. AWS did not reveal where it plans to locate the Jakarta Region zones.
“The cloud has the power to transform businesses, educational institutions, and entire government agencies across Indonesia, and with another AWS infrastructure region coming to Asia Pacific, we look forward to helping accelerate this transformation,” said Peter DeSantis, vice president of global infrastructure and customer support at AWS. “Opening an AWS Region in Indonesia will support the country’s fast-growing startup ecosystem, large Indonesian enterprises, and government agencies by helping drive more technology jobs and businesses, boosting the local economy, and enabling organizations across all verticals to lower costs, increase agility, and improve flexibility. We’re excited about AWS being a meaningful part of this journey.”
AWS is expanding its footprint worldwide. The company announced plans for new Availability Zones in Italy late last year, and expects to have new zones in Bahrain and South Africa, in addition to the previously mentioned work in Hong Kong, online by the first half of 2020.
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