Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week announced the opening of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region. The AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region offers three Availability Zones at launch.
Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks.
The AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region is the eighth active AWS Region in the Asia Pacific and mainland China along with Beijing, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.
AWS has now 64 Availability Zones within 21 geographic regions around the world.
“Hong Kong is globally recognized as a leading financial tech hub and one of the top places where startups build their businesses, so we’ve had many customers asking us for an AWS Region in Hong Kong so they can build their businesses on the world’s leading cloud with the broadest and deepest feature set,” said Peter DeSantis, Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, Amazon Web Services. “The dynamic business environment that exists in Hong Kong – among startups, enterprises, and government organizations – is pushing them to be one of the foremost digital areas in Asia. By providing an AWS Region in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, we hope this enables more customers to be more agile, innovate, and transform their end-users’ experience for decades to come.”
AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region enables organizations to provide lower latency to end users in Hong Kong, and across the Asia Pacific. Here the numbers: