AWS added third Beijing availability zone intentions to expand its data center footprint in China. The update was provided by Jeff Barr in his blog.
In 2013, a limited preview of the China (Beijing) Region was offered by AWS & it became generally available in 2016. AWS engaged with local Chinese partners to ensure compliance with China’s legal and regulatory standards. These partners hold the necessary telecom licences in Mainland China to provide cloud services.
Additionally, the Jeff said that its Beijing region – which is managed by Sinnet recieved a third Availability Zone. in order to meet the growing demand from our Chinese customers. With this launch, both AWS Regions in China now offer three availability zones, enabling customers to construct scalable, fault-tolerant, and highly available applications.
As he observed, multinational companies such as Swire Coca-Cola, Canva are leveraging AWS Regions in China to grow their worldwide footprint.
Numerous enterprise customers in China, such as Yantai Shinho and Kingdee, are leveraging the China (Beijing) Region to accelerate their digital transitions.
Finally, startups such as CraiditX and Momenta are leveraging the region to fuel their rapid growth.
This is AWS’s second expansion in Asia this year. The company opened a second region in Japan last month. The AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region adds three full availability zones to the existing AWS Osaka Local Region, which opened in 2018.
Earlier Microsoft announced the launch of its fifth Azure region in China, with a new facility in Hebei scheduled to open in 2022. As is the case with Microsoft’s other Chinese regions, it will be run by local partner 21Vianet.
This expansion brings AWS’s worldwide footprint to 81 Availability Zones spread over 25 geographic regions, with plans to build 18 new Availability Zones and six further areas in Australia, India, Indonesia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Source: Amazon AWS Blog