AmazonAMZN cloud computing arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new cloud region in India to expand its cloud footprint in Asia Pacific (APAC).
The new region is the second Indian center for AWS, located in Hyderabad.
The AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) region consists of three Availability Zones, which will help AWS provide low latency and access to its robust cloud services portfolio to customers in India.
Therefore, the latest move is expected to help the company gain traction with various clients including developers, large corporations, start-ups, developers, government organizations and non-profit organizations in the country.
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Expansion of APAC presence
The launch of the second Indian AWS region is in line with Amazon’s growing efforts to expand AWS in APAC.
In addition, Amazon recently launched the second AWS region in the Middle East, which is located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
AMZN also opened a territory in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
It plans to establish an infrastructure region in Auckland, New Zealand, consisting of three Availability Zones.
AWS plans to establish a second AWS region in Melbourne, Australia, which is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022. The goal is to open an infrastructure sector in Tel Aviv, Israel by 2023. AWS site in Thailand.
Key Opportunities, Competitive Landscape
APAC proved to be one of the fastest growing cloud markets.
According to the Research and Markets report, the cloud market size of the APAC region is expected to see a CAGR of 15.6% between 2021 and 2027.
We believe Amazon is well positioned to capitalize on the huge potential in the APAC cloud market due to the growing number of cloud regions and availability zones.
This will likely contribute well to AWS performance in the coming days.
AWS revenue grew 27% year over year to $20.5 billion, accounting for 16% of total revenue in the third quarter of 2022.
The growing presence of the current Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) player in the APAC belt has intensified competition for its peers, as Microsoft msft, Alphabet google and alibaba Baba also leaves no stone unturned to expand its presence in the target area.
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Microsoft’s Azure will open five data centers in APAC, namely Southcentral India, Indonesia Central, Malaysia West, New Zealand North and Taiwan North, which will be located in Hyderabad, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Auckland and Taipei respectively.
Recently, Microsoft Azure launched a cloud availability zone in China called China North 3, the fifth of its kind in the country and the first to have multiple availability zones.
Alphabet’s Google recently opened a data center in Singapore, the third such installation in the country. Last year’s launch of cloud regions by GOOGL in New Delhi, India and Melbourne, Australia continues to be positive.
Currently, Google is preparing to open three cloud regions in the region, which will be located in Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand. It also plans to introduce cloud regions in Dammam, Saudi Arabia; Doha, Qatar and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Alibaba is investing heavily to expand its presence in the underserved region’s cloud market. Striking is the launch of Alibaba Cloud’s third data center in Indonesia.
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