Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s AMZN cloud computing arm, has launched an infrastructure region in Australia’s Melbourne which marks the company’s second region in Australia and joins the existing region located in Sydney.
AWS aims to invest $4.5 billion by 2037 through the AWS Asia Pacific (Melbourne) region and sustain 2,500 full-time employment per year..
The highlighted region has three availability zones, which will help AWS provide low latency and give clients in Australia access to its broad range of cloud services and technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data analytics, and the Internet of Things.
With the most recent move, Amazon is anticipated to gain traction with a range of clients, including developers, major corporations, start-ups, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations in the nation. They can efficiently manage their operations and keep data securely in Australia with the assistance of the highlighted region.
One of the fastest-growing cloud marketplaces is in APAC. According to a survey by Research and Markets, between 2023 and 2030, the APAC region’s cloud market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 15.1%.
Given the boom situation in APAC, not only Amazon but also companies like Alibaba, Microsoft, and Google are doing all in their power to increase their presence in the region.
Alibaba is making significant investments to increase its footprint in the region’s cloud industry. Notable is the opening of the third data center for Alibaba Cloud in Indonesia.
Microsoft is also gearing up for the opening of five data centers in APAC, namely Southcentral India, Indonesia Central, Malaysia West, New Zealand North and Taiwan North, which will be located in Hyderabad, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Auckland and Taipei, respectively.
Recently, Microsoft Azure launched a cloud availability region in China, namely China North 3, which marks the fifth of its kind in the country and the first to comprise multiple availability zones.
Meanwhile, Google has also recently announced that it is about to open a data center in Japan in 2023, marking its third such establishment in Asia. The facility will be located in Inzai, China. The opening of a data center in Singapore is noteworthy.
At present, Google is preparing to open three cloud regions in APAC, which will be located in Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand. It is also set to introduce cloud regions in Dammam, Saudi Arabia; Doha, Qatar and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Amazon’s most recent move and increasing investment in Australia are in line with its growing attempts to increase the APAC region’s AWS presence.
Apart from the latest move, Amazon recently opened its second AWS region in India, in Hyderabad, which comprises three availability zones; in the United Arab Emirates, marking the second Middle East region of AWS; also in Jakarta Indonesia.
Furthermore, AWS also announced its plans to open a region in Bangkok, Thailand. It also intends to set up an infrastructure region in Auckland, New Zealand, comprising three availability zones; and to open an infrastructure region in Tel Aviv, Israel this year.