AWS establishes a presence in Seoul

Computerworld Hong Kong staff
11 Jan 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) earlier this week launched a technology infrastructure region in Seoul, its fifth in Asia-Pacific, extending its cloud infrastructure footprint in the region.

The new Seoul region is expected to allow Korean-based businesses and global companies with customers in Korea to leverage AWS’s infrastructure technology platform to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud.

The Seoul region consists of two Availability Zones, each includes one or more geographically distinct datacenters, each with redundant power, networking, and connectivity. The Availability Zones are designed to back up each other to provide customers with superior performance.

With this launch, the AWS Cloud is now available from 32 Availability Zones across 12 geographic regions worldwide, with another four AWS Regions (and nine Availability Zones) in China, India, Ohio, and the United Kingdom scheduled to be available in the coming year.

“Our Korean customers and partners have asked us to build AWS infrastructure in Korea so that they can run more of their workloads on AWS and approve new initiatives that could change their business and customer experience; we’re excited about delivering this to our customers today,” AWS senior vice president Andy Jassy, senior vice president said.

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