Amazon Web Services Launches Third Availability Zone in Mumbai
Amazon Web Services has announced the expansion of services to include a third Availability Zone in the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region to support the rapid growth of the AWS customer base in India. The new Availability Zone provides customers with more choice, flexibility, reduced latency, the ability to replicate workloads across more Availability Zones, and even higher reliability. This launch continues AWS’s expansion of Availability Zones in India to match increasing customer demand, and comes three months after AWS announced the launch of additional Amazon CloudFront and AWS Direct Connect locations in the country. Currently, AWS provides 65 Availability Zones across 21 geographic regions globally with another 12 Availability Zones across four regions coming online in Bahrain, Indonesia, Italy, and South Africa.
“Our continued expansion of Availability Zones in India is a result of the strong, and growing customer momentum we are seeing in the country across customer segments, and we’re delighted to enhance the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region with another Availability Zone to allow our customers the ability to continue building and ex
panding their businesses on AWS Cloud,” said Navdeep Manaktala, Head of Business Development, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited.“AWS’s commitment to the rapidly growing India customer base is illustrated in the addition of another Availability Zone thereby providing AWS customers with another local option to run missioncritical workloads, innovate faster, enjoy reduced latency, and store data while delivering the additional security that only AWS Cloud can provide.”
Using AWS to bring content to customers across India, Tata Sky is recognised as a pioneer and innovator in the direct-to-home segment in the country.“We are excited to get additional flexibility with the third Availability Zone in the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region to architect highly scalable, fault-tolerant applications that run across two or more AZs which will boost our resilience and help support growth of our digital platforms,” said YigsRiza, CTO of Tata Sky. “AWS has provided us with unmatched agility to scale up or down resources as we need them, while also enabling us to bring new ideas to market at a faster pace, and a third AZ only enhances those capabilities.”