The cloud is present in different segments and in almost everyone. Currently, the largest technology provider is Amazon Web Services (AWS), which announced the launch of its first region in India. Formally known as the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, this new AWS Region is the company's sixth in Asia Pacific. As a result, AWS now operates in 13 regions, with a total of 35 Availability Zones.

The company's objective is to expand its operations in Asia, bringing a region dedicated to the area will improve the benefits for the area that has more than 75,000 customers and partners. According to the Executive Chairman of AWS, Andy Jassy, ​​the creation of the region was expected.”Indian startups and companies have been using AWS for many years. Most Indian tech startups have built their businesses on Amazon Web Services, and there are a number of companies building core applications on AWS,” he said.

Jassy also cited that most companies need cloud technology in the start-up phase and in building their business. “These same 75,000 Indian customers, along with others eager to get started with AWS, have been asking for an AWS Region so they can move their applications that require low latency and data sovereignty” – emphasized the CEO.

This region in India has been highly sought after by companies across the world. They are organizations that want to participate in one of the most important economic opportunities in the world. India is a growing economy that holds great promise for growth, it is a booming tech hub with a rich tech talent ecosystem,” he added.

“We are very happy to have an AWS Region in India. Amazon Web Services has allowed our IT teams to focus on innovation and become more responsive to business demands,” said Jassy.

Tata Motors, one of the customers of Amazon Web Services, obtained 40% of the accounts running on AWS, being responsible for executing different operations, benefiting from the enormous agility.

AWS future plans

The new Mumbai Region will offer two Availability Zones and access to all core AWS services, although some newer offerings like EC2 Container Service or AWS Lambda are not yet available there.

Amazon plans to open 10 additional regions in the near future, although Upstart cloud hosting provider Oceano Digital also recently launched a data center in Bangalore, also in India.

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