Amazon Web Services has launched its data center in Mumbai, its sixth in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, which will allow global and India-based developers, start-ups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits to leverage the AWS cloud to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India. The India data center will also provide these players even lower latency to India-based end-users.
The new AWS Mumbai Region consists of two separate availability zones (AZs) at launch. Availability zones refer to data centers in separate, distinct locations within a single region that are engineered to be operationally independent of other AZs, with independent power, cooling, and physical security, and are connected via a low-latency network. AWS customers focused on high availability can architect their applications to run in multiple AZs to achieve even higher fault-tolerance.
With this launch, AWS now provides 35 AZs across 13 technology infrastructure regions globally. More than 75,000 India-based customers are already using other AWS regions to save costs, accelerate innovation, speed time-to-market, and expand their geographic reach in minutes.
"Indian startups and enterprises have been using AWS for many years - with most Indian technology startups building their entire businesses on AWS, and numerous enterprises running mission-critical, core applications on AWS."