Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just announced its plan to open a new cloud region in Jakarta, Indonesia. The facility is expected to be available between the end of 2021 and early 2022.
The new Jakarta region will be the ninth AWS region in Asia Pacific, joining existing regions in Beijing, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and an upcoming one in Hong Kong SAR.
As announced, the new Asia Pacific cloud region will consist of three Availability Zones at launch. Globally, AWS provides 61 availability zones across 20 regions. The cloud giant is also expecting to add another 12 availability zones by mid-2020 which cut across four upcoming regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, and South Africa.
“Opening an AWS Region in Indonesia will support the country’s fast-growing startup ecosystem, large Indonesian enterprises, and government agencies by helping drive more technology job and businesses, boosting the local economy and enabling organizations across all verticals to lower cost, increase agility, and improve flexibility. We’re excited about AWS being a meaningful part of this journey,”
Peter DeSantis,Vice President, Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, AWS.
According to AWS, the availability zones in a region are setup in distinct geographic locations, such that, they are distant enough to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting business continuity as well as, close enough to the target audience, to provide low latency for high availability applications. AWS customers that are focused high availability and greater fault-tolerance can also design their applications to run in multiple availability zones.
The company also stated that Indonesian organizations from startups to enterprises, and the public sector will be able to leverage advanced technology from AWS cloud services which includes analytics, artificial intelligence, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, serverless, and more that is needed for innovation.
“The cloud has the power to transform businesses, educational institutions, and entire government agencies across Indonesia, and with another AWS infrastructure region coming to Asia Pacific, we look forward to helping accelerate this transformation,”
The cloud giant also stated that each availability zone has independent power, cooling and physical security and are connected via redundant and ultra-low-latency networks. This will then transform to the provision of low-latency cloud services to end users in Indonesia