December 1, 2020 7:52 pm

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New Delhi — The American cloud infrastructure giant (AWS) is planning to launch the second infrastructure region in India by mid-2022, said a senior executive. AWS Regions are a physical locations around the world where it cluster data centers. The company has an existing availability region in Mumbai.

Based out of Hyderabad, the new AWS Asia Region will consist of three Availability Zones at launch and will join the existing nine AWS Regions and 26 Availability Zones across Asia in India, Australia, Greater China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore, said the company.

In August 2019, Amazon had inaugurated its largest campus building globally in Hyderabad. Spread over 9.5 acres, the campus is built to support more than 15,000 employees.

Globally, AWS has 77 Availability Zones across 24 infrastructure regions, with announced plans to launch 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.

The company said that the new AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region will enable developers, startups and enterprises as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations to run their applications and serve end users from data centers located in India.

AWS Regions are comprised of Availability Zones, which are technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting customers’ business continuity, yet near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks, said the company.

Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, Amazon Web Services, said: “Together with our AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, we’re providing customers with more flexibility and choice while allowing them to architect their infrastructure for even greater fault tolerance, resiliency, and availability across geographic locations.”

In India, the cloud technology firm is working with many enterprises and government organisations including Ashok Leyland, Aditya Birla Capital, Axis Bank, Bajaj Capital, ClearTax, Dream11, Druva, Edelweiss, Edunext, Extramarks, Freshworks, HDFC Life, Mahindra Electric, Ola, Oyo, Policybazaar, Quantela, RBL Bank, redBus, Sharda University, Swiggy, Tata Sky, YuppTV, Zerodha, among others, CSC, Telangana government, Manipur government and PMIDC among others.

Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao said: “We are pleased that AWS has chosen Telangana as the location for its second region in India. Hyderabad is an important talent hub for IT professionals and entrepreneurs, and with the increased adoption of , we are set to see a transformation in the way businesses in south India harness the power of IT.”

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