AWS launches Korean datacenters

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Amazon Web Services announced the launch of the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region, its fifth technology infrastructure region in Asia Pacific (APAC).

In a press statement, the company said the Seoul Region consists of two data centers at launch, with each of them having redundant power, networking, and connectivity.

Further, each data center is resilient to any issues in another Availability Zone and thus enables customers to operate production applications and databases that are more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than would be possible from a single datacenter.

“Customers continue to choose AWS as their infrastructure technology platform because we have a lot more functionality than any other cloud provider, a significantly larger partner and customer ecosystem built around AWS, and unmatched maturity, security, and performance,” said Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services.

“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.”

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

In addition to the data centers, AWS is working to build a vibrant local cloud technology ecosystem in Korea. For that, it has partnered with systems integrators including Bespin Global, GS Neotek, Megazone, and Vsystems to help enterprises to adopt AWS.

Independent software vendors such as Ahnlab, Dreamline, Hancom, IGAWorks, and TMAXSoft are providing a variety of software, security, and connectivity solutions that can be used in conjunction with AWS.

Arya MM

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