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Tencent Technology News, April 25 news, according to foreign media reports, AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon, providing on-demand cloud computing platforms, applications and services to millions of customers around the world. The company announced today that it will launch a new regional data center —— AWS Asia Pacific Region in Hong Kong to accelerate its expansion in China.
As of this morning, AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) has opened, bringing the total number of Availability Zones (that is, infrastructure located close enough but in different locations) to 64, and geographically divided regions. The number reached 21. AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) is AWS's eighth active AWS region in the Asia Pacific region and China, previously in the Beijing, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo and similar regions.
AWS's competitors include Google GCP (Google Cloud Platform) and Microsoft Azure. Google opened a regional data center in Hong Kong in November 2018. Microsoft also has an East Asia data center in Hong Kong.
Peter DeSantis, vice president of global infrastructure and customer support at Amazon, said: “Hong Kong is recognized as a leading financial technology center and one of the best places for start-ups to do business. Therefore, many customers require We set up an AWS region in Hong Kong so that they can build on the world's leading cloud computing platform, which requires the broadest and deepest feature set. By setting up an AWS region in Hong Kong, we hope this will enable more customers to change their end-user experience in a more flexible and innovative way in the coming decades. ”
AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) includes three Availability Zones that provide low latency for “high availability” applications, each with independent power, cooling and physical security, and connected over redundant networks.
Nicholas W. Yang, Director of the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Bureau, said: "We are very pleased to see the official launch of AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), and this work is at a time when we embrace digital transformation and become an international innovation and technology hub. Data has become a new currency in the digital economy and a new impetus for innovation. This infrastructure is an important part of promoting technological advancement, greater innovation and a faster digital transformation. The opening of AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) has also strengthened our leadership as a data center and has placed Hong Kong in a position to lead the next wave of data-related technological innovations. ”
AWS launched its first CloudFront Point of Presence (POP) service in Hong Kong in 2008, enabling customers in the Asia Pacific region to deliver content to users with similar geographic proximity with low latency. In the years that followed, AWS added two more POPs in Hong Kong, and the latest service was launched in 2016. In the same year, AWS launched its first Direct Connect connection service in Hong Kong and opened its first Hong Kong office three years later.
Amazon says customers in more than 190 countries and territories are using AWS, including hundreds of thousands of customers in the Asia Pacific region. Over the next few months, AWS plans to open 12 more Availability Zones and 4 AWS Zones in Bahrain, Cape Town, Jakarta and Milan. (Tencent Technology Review / Jinlu)