AMAZON WEB SERVICES LAUNCHES KOREAN DATACENTERS.

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has launched the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region, its fifth technology infrastructure region in Asia Pacific (APAC). Starting today, Korean-based businesses and global companies with customers in Korea can leverage AWS's industry leading infrastructure technology platform to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. Many thousands of Korean customers have been using the AWS Cloud from other AWS Regions for several years. 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. Developers can sign up and get started at: http://aws.amazon.com.

The Seoul Region consists of two Availability Zones at launch. 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.

With this launch, the AWS Cloud is now available from 32 Availability Zones across 12 geographic regions worldwide, with another four AWS Regions (and nine Availability Zones) in China, India, Ohio, and the United Kingdom to be available in the coming year.

Since its inception in 2006, AWS has changed the way organizations acquire technology infrastructure. With more than one million active customers worldwide and over 50 services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, and enterprise applications, AWS has become the new normal for companies of all sizes in all industries to deploy their applications.

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