Amazon Web Services launches New Edge locations in India
Organizations improve their proximity to users, speed performance and increase user satisfaction
SEATTLE, USA: Amazon Web Services, Inc, an Amazon.com company, today 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.
With two more edge locations added to AWS's global content distribution network, Amazon CloudFront provides the following benefits to customers and their end users:
· Fast - Allows the delilvery of an entire website (including dynamic, static and streaming content) as well as images, videos, media files and downloadable software with high performance and low latency to end users around the globe.
· Global - By using the network of Amazon CloudFront edge locations around the world to automate the routing of content requests, organizations improve their proximity to users, speed performance and increase user satisfaction.
· Cost-Effective - No required minimum commitments or upfront fees, enabling customers to pay only for the content delivered through the global network of Amazon CloudFront edge locations.
· Simple - Customers can use the AWS Management Console or a single API call to get started distributing content from an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket, an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance or other origin. For existing users of Amazon CloudFront, content will automatically route to the new India locations when needed.
· Elastic - Eliminates the need to overprovision expensive web-server capacity to support unpredictable traffic peaks. Amazon CloudFront automatically responds as demand increases or decreases, ensuring a seamless, uninterrupted user experience.
"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."
Business Agility and Cost Savings with AWS
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. Among the 8,000 customers in India already using AWS to save money and move more quickly include the following:
Source : CIOL
Date : 2013-08-26