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Amazon Cloud Data Center Opens In Australia

Amazon Web Services extends its reach around the world, offers full gamut of cloud services from new Sydney data center.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) already has a cloud presence in the Asia-Pacific region, with data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. But it's added another, its ninth region worldwide, in Sydney, Australia, where AWS has 10,000 customers.

Amazon will offer its full gamut of cloud services from that location, including Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service and Elastic Block Storage.

That means customers in Australia and New Zealand will receive lower latency services, according to AWS evangelist Jeff Barr in a blog post Monday.

That would be important for Amazon's CloudFront content delivery network, which must compete with Akamai and Edgecast Networks in worldwide service levels.

Barr said Amazon's customers include: Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Brandscreen, a startup advertising trading platform; MYOB, whose MYOB Atlas on AWS claims to put a business online in 15 minutes; and Halfbrick Studios, author of the Fruit Ninja online game that uses Amazon's DynamoDB and EC2 services to host millions of players.

[ Want to learn more about competing worldwide content delivery networks? See Dell, Edgecast Shake Up Content Delivery Networks. ]

The new service site will also host AWS's Route 53 domain name service, Barr said. Canonical will offer its Ubuntu as a building block for Amazon Machine Images, or virtualized workloads to be run in the cloud. Rightscale and EnStratus cloud management platforms will both be available to customers in the Sydney data center.

In addition, Acquia will provide open source Drupal content management services to its 2,400 customers in the region, Barr said.

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jennybolton
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7/6/2014 | 12:02:23 PM
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johnmn,
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3/27/2014 | 12:07:16 AM
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Amazon is steadily expanding global infrastructure to help their customers achieve lower latency and higher throughput, and to ensure that their data resides only in the Region they specify. AWS will continue to provide infrastructure that meets their global requirements. Besides, Minneapolis web design firm is one of Amazon client...they can provide very good web design price in Minneapolis, MN.
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11/14/2012 | 2:45:44 PM
re: Amazon Cloud Data Center Opens In Australia
Sounds Great, but why would anyone be interested in using a company that will not accept the Australian banking system to make payments to their clients??? I have various websites including Major Ecommerce sites, yet i can not sell my products through Amazon, BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT AUSTRALIAN BANK DETAILS. I think everyone should be complaining about this issue, and resolving it, before dealing with Amazon.
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reko,
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11/13/2012 | 4:27:07 PM
re: Amazon Cloud Data Center Opens In Australia
AWS will be a real refresh in Australian cloud marked, where prices are generally higher than other regions. If you compare AWS to others in Australia at http://www.cloudorado.com/ (Australia tab), Amazon really very often is the cheapest. Though, they also analyzed just 3 configurations, with really little changes, while the order significanly changes: http://blog.cloudorado.com/201... , so don't take AWS for granted.
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