Amazon’s AWS Launches in Taiwan Amid Asia Expansion

( – Amazon Web Service has now officially launched infrastructure in Taiwan as it seeks to expand into the Asian-Pacific areas. The new AWS region, which is the cloud computing service of Amazon, will enable firms in the area to capitalize on the cloud and to “build with AWS technologies like compute, storage, databases, analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence,” according to Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of infrastructure services at AWS.

The region will have three different availability zones, which would add to its existing one hundred and five across over thirty locations. An availability zone is a location that has one or more data centers with independent power, cooling, and physical security.

AWS said that this addition would allow startups, companies, and developers to have “a greater choice for running their applications and serving end users from data centers located in Taiwan, ensuring that customers who want to keep their content in Taiwan can do so.”

Over the next fifteen years, the company has said that they will be investing billions of dollars into Taiwan. They have also announced that they’d be investing an additional nine billion dollars into Singapore over the next five years.

Other tech giants like Google and Microsoft are following suit and investing in places in the Asia-Pacific region as well. Google has just announced that it will be putting two billion dollars into Malaysia and building its first data center there, while Microsoft has announced that they’d make AI and cloud-related investments in places including Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

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