Amazon’s first Indian AWS data centers launch in Mumbai
Amazon’s cloud computing arm has officially introduced its first data center infrastructure in India with the launch of two data center locations in Mumbai.
Though thousands of Indian companies were already using Amazon Web Services (AWS), in June last year the tech titan announced its intention to target Indian customers by rolling out dedicated data centers in the region. There are many reasons for doing so — for one, local server infrastructure makes the transfer of data between clients and Amazon’s servers faster. But perhaps more importantly, local data centers help satisfy “data sovereignty” concerns, as data stored digitally is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located. Amazon had previously revealed that some of its customers had requested local server infrastructure for just that reason.
“Indian startups 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,” said Andy Jassy, AWS CEO, in a press release. “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.”
The new Mumbai region has two Availability Zones, raising the global total to 35. It supports Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) (C4, M4, T2, D2, I2, and R3 instances are available) and related services including Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing.
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