Amazon Web Services announces third Asia Pacific Region in Sydney

Infotech Lead Asia: Amazon Web Services announced its third Asia Pacific Region in Sydney.

The other regions in Asia Pacific are Singapore and Tokyo.

The Sydney region is the ninth Region in the world in which the company has deployed its global cloud computing platform.

The new region enables Australia-based businesses and global companies with customers in Australia to leverage the Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology infrastructure platform to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud.

The Sydney Region will have datacenters in separate distinct locations within a single Region that are engineered to be operationally independent of other Availability Zones, with independent power, cooling, and physical security, and are connected via a low latency network.

Over 10,000 customers in Australia and New Zealand are already using AWS.

“With the ability to achieve single-digit millisecond latency to end users in Sydney, store data locally in Australia, and get to market more quickly and inexpensively by using AWS’s unmatched infrastructure technology platform, we expect the launch of AWS’s Sydney Region to further increase the amount of Australian and New Zealand customers leveraging AWS,” said Andy Jassy, senior vice president, Amazon Web Services.

Some of AWS clients include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, City of Melbourne, REA Group Limited, MYOB, Hooroo, RedBalloon, Brandscreen, Viocorp, Think: Education Group, Halfbrick, Freelancer, 99designs, Domayne, Joyce Mayne, Cotton On, Snapper, PredictWind and Harvey Norman.

The Commonwealth Bank Australia embarked on cloud strategy over 5 years ago as part of its strategic vision to deliver application of technology to customers and shareholders.

“The AWS Cloud has been part of this journey. We are now running some of our important customer-facing web properties on AWS, which scales seamlessly to meet all kind of peaks and this has freed up our IT resources to focus on developing more innovative customer offerings,” said Michael Harte, Group Executive Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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