Amazon Web Services expands points-of-presence in India

Amazon Web Services has expanded its points-of-presence in India adding Chennai and Mumbai to its global network.

At present, Amazon Web Services has 42 edge locations worldwide that the Amazon CloudFront service uses to deliver content to end users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.

The new edge locations support Amazon Route 53, a Domain Name System (DNS) web service.

The new edge locations will benefit Amazon CloudFront customers and their end users. ( Amazon Web Services announces new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instance )

For instance, it allows the delivery of an entire website (including dynamic, static and streaming content) as well as images, videos, media files and downloadable software with high performance and low latency to end users around the globe.

In addition, by using the network of Amazon CloudFront edge locations to automate the routing of content requests, organizations can improve their proximity to users, speed performance and increase user satisfaction.

It’s cost effective as well. These enterprise customers need not make minimum commitments or upfront fees, enabling customers to pay only for the content delivered through the global network of Amazon CloudFront edge locations.

“Organizations in India need the flexibility to rapidly scale IT infrastructure as they grow without spending precious capital on hardware or getting locked into a long term contract with a co-location facility,” said Shane Owenby, Amazon Web Services Managing Director of Asia Pacific.

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