Amazon Web Services Launches New Edge Locations in India

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Bangalore: Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, announced the launch of two Amazon CloudFront edge locations in India.  Located in Chennai and Mumbai, the newly launched points-of-presence join a global network of 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 also support Amazon Route 53, a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. 



“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. “Using AWS has removed the constraint related to infrastructure resources and has enabled many of our customers, ranging from start-ups to enterprises to unleash their ideas, innovate fast and build new businesses quickly.  With 9 AWS Regions and 42 Amazon CloudFront edge locations around the world, our customers are able to expand globally virtually overnight while delivering great local user experience for their services.”



In the second quarter of 2013, more than 8,000 customers in India have turned to the AWS cloud to run a variety of IT operations more efficiently and at lower costs than with traditional, on-premises data centers.  Popular AWS workloads for customers in India include website hosting, big data analytics, social games, mobile applications, e-commerce platforms, mission critical business applications such as SAP and Microsoft Sharepoint, and start-ups launching altogether new businesses on top of AWS.



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