The new Availability Zone will allow customers already using AWS with more choice, flexibility, and even higher reliability.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the opening of a third Availability Zone in the AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region to support the rapid growth of the AWS customer base in Asia Pacific. The new Availability Zone will allow customers already using AWS with more choice, flexibility, and even higher reliability.

Availability Zones refer to technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting availability, yet near enough for business continuity applications that require rapid failover. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security, and is connected to national backbone networks via high-speed fiber optic networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even higher fault-tolerance. AWS also provides Amazon CloudFront services at edge locations in Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore for customers looking to deliver websites, applications, and content to end users with lower latency.

“Responding to demand from local customers and Amazon Partner Network (APN) Partners, AWS is increasing its commitment to the fast-growing Southeast Asia region by opening a third Availability Zone, so AWS customers have another local option where they can run mission-critical workloads and store data,” said Nick Walton, managing director, ASEAN, Amazon Web Services. “For many years, an enthusiastic base of customers across Southeast Asia have chosen to build their businesses on AWS because it offers more functionality than other cloud platforms, including a wide array of database, Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning technologies, as well as an extensive APN Partner and customer ecosystem, and unmatched maturity, security, and performance.”

Customers ranging from start-up businesses to international corporations and public sector organizations are using the AWS Singapore Region to build and run their business in the AWS Cloud. Some examples include Air Asia, Astro Holdings Malaysia Berhad, Ayala Land, Banyan Tree, Bureau of Customs of the Philippines, Carro Singapore, DBS Bank, DoHome, Grab, Genome Institute of Singapore, Globe Telecom, Government Technology of Singapore (GOVTECH), iflix, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Land Transport Authority of Singapore, Maybank, PropertyGuru, ServisHero, Singapore Land Authority, Stock Exchange of Thailand, Toyota Tsusho Nexty Electronics Thailand, Vietjet, World Vision and Zalora.

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