Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Introduce an Infrastructure Region in Malaysia

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an, Inc. company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced plans to launch an AWS infrastructure Region in Malaysia.

The new AWS Region will “give developers, startups, entrepreneurs, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and nonprofit organizations, greater choice for running their applications and serving end users from data centers located in Malaysia.”

As part of its commitment to the region, AWS is planning “to invest $6 billion (approx. MYR 25.5 billion) in Malaysia by 2037.”

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, said:

“AWS has committed to the largest international technology investment to date in Malaysia, which will advance our Malaysia Madani vision of a highly skilled, innovative, prosperous, and sustainable economy. Bringing access to world-class AWS infrastructure, advanced technologies, and cloud skills programs to Malaysia will unlock opportunities for local businesses of all sizes to build and expand globally, cultivate a highly skilled workforce, spur new job creation, and deliver long-term economic growth. Today’s announcement is a vote of support for Malaysia’s leadership in the global digital economy, and we look forward to deepening our collaboration with AWS to advance our nation’s cloud-first ambitions.”

Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at AWS, said:

“The new AWS Region reflects our deep and long-term commitment to customers and organizations in Malaysia, as well as our commitment to serving sizeable and fast-growing demand for cloud services across Southeast Asia. We are proud to support Malaysia’s digital transformation with the highest levels of security and reliability available on AWS cloud infrastructure. We look forward to helping Malaysian institutions, startups, and companies deliver cloud-powered applications to fuel economic development across the country and to spur job creation, skills training, and educational opportunities in the communities surrounding our data centers.”

The new AWS Region will “consist of three Availability Zones at launch, adding to the existing 99 Availability Zones across 31 geographic regions globally.”

With today’s announcement, AWS has plans “to launch 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Canada, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand.”

AWS Regions consist of Availability Zones that “place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations, with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting customers’ business continuity, yet near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications that use multiple Availability Zones.”

Each Availability Zone “has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected through redundant, ultra-low latency networks.”

AWS customers “focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones and across multiple Regions to achieve even greater fault tolerance.”

The new AWS Region will “enable customers with data residency preferences to store data securely in Malaysia, enable customers to achieve even lower latency, and serve demand for cloud services across Southeast Asia.”

Customers from startups to enterprises to government organizations and nonprofits will be able “to use advanced technologies from the world’s leading cloud to drive innovation.”

AWS offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of services, “including analytics, compute, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, storage, and other cloud technologies.”

Organizations in Malaysia are “among the millions of active customers using AWS in more than 190 countries around the world.”

Enterprises in Malaysia choose AWS “to innovate, drive cost efficiencies, and accelerate time to market-segment.”

Customers using AWS “include Astro Malaysia Berhad, Axiata Group, Bank Islam Malaysia, CelcomDigi, Johor Corporation, PayNet, and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS). Malaysian public sector customers use AWS to help drive cost savings and better serve local citizens.”

These customers “include Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, BeEducation, Cybersecurity Malaysia, Department of Statistics Malaysia, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Pos Malaysia, and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).”

Malaysian startups and small businesses, “including Baba Products, Carsome, Omesti Berhad, and StoreHub, are building their businesses on AWS to rapidly scale nationally and around the world.”

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