Amazon Web Services (AWS) said today it has launched data centers in Japan for its cloud computing platform.
Japan is the fifth region where Amazon has introduced its cloud computing platform. Amazon said it is offering support in Japanese for any users who have a Japanese language preference. In addition, AWS plans to provide in the coming months the option for billing in Japanese Yen.
“Today, AWS powers hundreds of thousands of customers in over 190 countries around the world, including individual developers, startups, government agencies and enterprises,” said Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services.
“More and more, companies are realizing that they can use AWS to save significant capital, innovate faster, accelerate their pace of technology delivery, and focus their scarce engineering resources on what differentiates their business rather than on infrastructure.”
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