Third AWS Availability Zone In Asia-Pacific Now Live


It appears that the AWS customer base in the Asia-Pacific region is growing like there’s no tomorrow, as the cloud giant has opened the third Availability Zone in the region for its cloud platform.

This, in a bid to support the rapid expansion of the AWS customer base in this key region.

Amazon Web Services announced the opening of this third Availability Zone in Singapore on Wednesday, revealing that this new Availability Zone will allow customers already using AWS with more choice, and flexibility.

Not to mention, even higher reliability.

In the words of Nick Walton, Managing Director, ASEAN, AWS:

“AWS is increasing its commitment to the fast-growing Southeast Asia region by opening a third Availability Zone, so AWS customers have another local option where they can run mission-critical workloads and store data.”

Availability Zones, of course, are technology infrastructures that are located in separate and distinct geographic locations. Part of an overall Region, these have enough distance between them to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting availability of services.

Users can easily build their cloud workloads to span multiple Availability Zones in a Region.

As for the Singapore Region, a large number of organizations are using the AWS platform to build and run their business in the Amazon cloud. These include everyone from startup businesses to international businesses, as well as organizations that are in the public sector.

Amazon Web Services also provides access to Amazon CloudFront services at edge locations in Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Singapore for customers that want to deliver their applications, content, and websites to end users with lower latency.

This development comes hot on the heels of Amazon having amped up datacenter capacity in London, earlier this month.

Now, with this new launch, the cloud leader has 51 distinct Availability Zones spread across 18 geographic regions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, UK, and US.

Couldn’t have asked for a better start to the year!