Amazon Web Services launches APAC Mumbai region

Andy Jassy

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, its sixth in Asia Pacific (APAC) and 35th such Availability Zone (AZ) globally.

The launch will help more than 75,000 India-based customers are already using other AWS Regions save costs, accelerate innovation, speed time-to-market, and expand their geographic reach in minutes.

Starting today, global and Indian-based developers, start-ups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits can leverage the AWS Cloud  to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India, and provide even lower latency to India-based end users.

“Indian start-ups and enterprises have been using AWS for many years – with most Indian technology start-ups building their entire businesses on AWS, and numerous enterprises running mission-critical, core applications on AWS,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS.

AWS launched in India considering the huge demand from their existing and new customers. The service will be available with the “same pay-as-you-go pricing, ability to get started immediately without having to negotiate enterprise agreements or wait days for access, and unmatched functionality that customers enjoy in AWS Regions worldwide,” Jassy added.

AWS customers in India such as Tata Motors, Ola,, Novi Digital, among others have welcomed the new AWS AZ in Mumbai.

With more than 90 Tata digital properties in production on AWS, and many other applications, Tata Motors obtained 40 percent savings by running them on AWS cloud,” said Jagdish Belwal, CIO of Tata Motors Limited.

“One of the key priorities we had was around how AWS could save us costs on traditional workloads, those without much variability or demand spikes, and we are expecting to save similar amounts on traditional workloads by running them on AWS,” Belwal added.

AWS in Mumbai will also build on its expanding AWS Partner Network (APN) in the country, which comprises tens of thousands of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrators (SIs) around the world who are building innovative solutions and services for the AWS Cloud.

In India, the number of partners joining the APN program has grown over 80 percent in the past 12 months. AWS SIs such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HCL, Accenture, PwC, Blazeclan, Minjar, Frontier, Intelligrape, Progressive, Cognizant, and Team Computers are helping enterprises migrate to AWS, deploy mission-critical applications on AWS, and are providing a full range of monitoring, automation, and management services for customers’ AWS environments.

AWS ISVs in India include SAP, Microsoft, Adobe, Druva, Freshdesk, Manthan, Indusface, Newgen, RAMCO, Seclore, Mediology, Mithi Software, Vinculum, Infor, Splunk, and many others who are providing software solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with AWS, the company said.

AWS also recently opened a new AWS point of presence (PoP) in Delhi for its Content Delivery Network (Amazon CloudFront) and DNS service (Amazon Route 53). This is the third AWS PoP in India, joining Mumbai and Chennai, and is part of the global AWS network of 56 edge locations across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

Rajani Baburajan

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