AWS to deliver content in India faster than ever before
Indian companies are warming up to the cloud services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). According to reports, the edge center’s (physical servers with software and services) located in India are able to provide content to Indian users faster than before.
Previously the company had only one edge center close to India, which was in Singapore, but now AWS has launched two new edge locations , in Chennai and Mumbai, which reduces the number of network nodes that data needs to touch when being delivered from one point to another. The edge centers are present to reduce the time it takes for data to from one network node to another. AWS now has 42 ‘edge’ locations around the world.
In an interview to ToI, Shane Owenby, MD of AWS’s Asia Pacific operations said “We don’t have any long term contracts or minimum usage requirements as our competitors do. So if at some point you don’t have content to deliver or you don’t need the same speeds, you can reduce your edge service requirement.”
Some Indian start-ups who are already using AWS cloud services are Eros International, a motion picture production and distribution company , MediaZovi, which designs and manufactures apparel, Classle, an online social learning platform, and redBus, the online bus booking portal. There are almost 8000 users of AWS in India as of now.
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