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Amazon Web Services Opens New Asia Pacific Datacenter for Korean Customers

Monday, January 18, 2016

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the opening of its fifth technology infrastructure region in Asia Pacific at Seoul. The latest move from the company benefits Korean-based and other international companies catering to Korean customers.

The new data center enables customers to leverage AWS platform in building their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. The Korean-based and other multinational companies with end users in Korea can securely store and process the data with single-digit millisecond latency. The new region includes two availability zones and each zone incorporates one or more data centers that are geographically distinct, each with redundant power, networking, and connectivity.

The Availability Zones are crafted to be resilient to any issues in other Availability Zone. It enables customers to operate production applications and databases, offering highly available, fault tolerant and scalable operations comparable to a single data center. The new launch makes the availability of AWS cloud across 12 geographic regions globally from 32 Availability Zones.

In addition to the new region, AWS is also building a local cloud technology ecosystem in Korea through its AWS Partner Network (APN) program providing business, technical, marketing and Google Tag Manger (GTM) support to its partners. The APN includes Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators (SIs), building innovative solutions and services around AWS cloud.

AWS is also offering AWS Educate Program to promote cloud learning in the classroom to eight local universities including Sogang University, Yonsei University, and Seoul National University.

 “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,” says Andy Jassy, SVP, AWS. “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.”  

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