AWS launches datacenters for cloud computing platform in Japan

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 03, 2011

AWSAmazon Web Services (AWS) (NASDAQ: AMZN), an Amazon.com company, today announced the launch of its fifth region - Asia Pacific (Tokyo), in which the company has deployed its global cloud computing platform. This is the second region in APAC for AWS.

The development intends to enable Japan-based businesses and global companies with customers in Japan to leverage the AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. The company confirmed that it will also offer support in Japanese.

Companies are realizing that they can use AWS to save capital, innovate faster, accelerate their pace of technology delivery, and focus their engineering resources on what differentiates their business rather than on infrastructure, believes Andy Jassy, Sr. VP, AWS. He furthered, “AWS is already being used by many companies in Japan, and with single digit millisecond latency in most instances to end users in Japan from our new Tokyo Region, we expect that to accelerate.”

According to the company, companies can access AWS basic support and subscribe to AWS premium support in Japanese, giving customers choices for their preferred language. In addition, the company plans to provide in the coming months the option for billing in Japanese Yen.

Developers and businesses can access AWS services from the Tokyo Region beginning today, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Route 53, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon CloudWatch and AWS CloudFormation, stated the company.