Amazon Web Services Adds New Region

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Amazon announced the launch of a new region, the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region, which is its fifth technology infrastructure region in Asia Pacific.

This comes with the launch of Korean data centers that Korean-based businesses and global companies with Korean customers can utilize.

"Many thousands of Korean customers have been using the AWS Cloud from other AWS Regions for several years," Amazon says. "Now, with the launch of the Seoul Region, Korean-based developers and companies, as well as multinational companies with end users in Korea, can securely store and process their data in AWS in Korea with single-digit millisecond latency across most of Korea."

"The Seoul Region consists of two Availability Zones at launch," it says. "Each Availability Zone includes one or more geographically distinct datacenters, each with redundant power, networking, and connectivity. Each Availability Zone is designed to be resilient to any issues in another Availability Zone, enabling customers to operate production applications and databases that are more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than would be possible from a single datacenter."

AWS is now available from 32 Availability Zones across 12 regions. Another four will launch this year in China, India, Ohio, and the United Kingdom.

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