If you are an Enterprise customer or developer based in India, today’s announcement that Amazon Web Services have created two new Datacentres in Mumbai, India will be music to your ears. The two new availability zones will come under Asia Pacific (Mumbai) taking the total number of regions in Asia Pacific to six and taking the total number of availability zones globally to 35 and the total number of regions globally to 13.
New AWS Mumbai Region
Andy Jassy, Chief Executive Officer, Amazon Web Services and Amazon Infrastructure announced in his keynote speech at the Mumbai leg of the AWS summit about the immediate availability of the new India Region.
Core services available in the new region include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and associated services including but not limited to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Elastic Load Balancing. For a full rundown of the services available in the new region click here.
Over 75,000 active AWS users in India
Amazon Web Services currently has over 75,000 active users in India and a diverse range of industries represented in that region so it will come as welcome news that Amazon Web Services has chosen to add the new Availability Zone to the largest city in India. Some of the customers of AWS in this region were given the opportunity to the new region in preview before it was rolled out to the public.
One of the companies chosen to test the new infrastructure in Mumbai was NDTV which is one of India’s large media houses. Kawaljit Singh Bedi CTO of NDTV Convergence had the following to say in a post published on the AWS blog:
“NDTV is pleased to report very promising results in terms of reliability and stability of AWS’ infrastructure in India in our preview tests. Based on tests that our technical teams have run in India, we have determined that the network latency from the AWS India infrastructure Region are far superior compared to other alternatives. Our web and mobile traffic has jumped by over 30% in the last year and as we expand to new territories like e-commerce and platform-integration we are very excited on the new AWS India region launch. With the portfolio of services AWS will offer at launch, low latency, great reliability, and the ability to meet regulatory requirements within India, NDTV has decided to move these critical applications and IT infrastructure all-in to the AWS India region from our current set-up”.
For a list of other customers who previewed the infrastructure and their views on it click here.
AWS Applications in India
Indian Enterprise customers and start-ups alike have been utilizing the AWS Cloud Platform for many years in order to expand and grow their business and this new region will provide low latency and data sovereignty for their applications. AWS also offers full training and certification programs for Indian professionals.
For more information on AWS regions, and the new AWS Mumbai region click here.