04/30 2019

AWS Launches New Region in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the opening of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region. With this launch, AWS now spans 64 Availability Zones within 21 geographic regions around the world, and has announced plans for 12 more Availability Zones and four more AWS Regions in Bahrain, Cape Town, Jakarta, and Milan. The AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region is the eighth active AWS Region in Asia Pacific and mainland China along with Beijing, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.

AWS noted that its Partner Network (APN) Partners welcomed the arrival of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region. APN Partners build innovative solutions and services on AWS and the APN helps by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support. AWS SI Consulting Partners supporting enterprise and public sector customers in Hong Kong to migrate to AWS include Nextlink Technology.

AWS added that starting today, developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations can leverage the new AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region to run their applications locally, serve end-users across Hong Kong with lower latency, and leverage advanced technologies from the world’s leading cloud with the broadest and deepest suite of cloud services to drive innovation.

The AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region offers three Availability Zones at launch. AWS Regions are comprised of Availability Zones, which are technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting business continuity, yet near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even greater fault-tolerance. With the scale of three Availability Zones, the AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region will enable organizations to provide lower latency to end users in Hong Kong, and across Asia Pacific. Additionally, local AWS customers with data residency requirements can now store their content in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with the assurance that their content will not move without consent, while customers building applications now have access to another secure AWS infrastructure region that meets the highest levels of security, compliance, and data protection.

 Customers and APN Partners welcome the new AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region

Millions of active customers are using AWS each month in over 190 countries around the world, including hundreds of thousands of customers in Asia Pacific, and thousands of customers in Hong Kong. Organizations across Hong Kong are moving their mission-critical workloads to AWS to drive cost savings, accelerate innovation, and speed-up time-to-market, including enterprise customers such as Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific, Chinachem Group, Comba Telecom, Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific Limited, HK01, HSBC, Hong Kong Disneyland, Kerry Logistics, KeptMe, KPMG China, Melco Resorts & Entertainment, New World Development, Next Digital, Ocean Park, Royale International Group, Swire Coca-Cola, Towngas, Turner, Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and Union Medical Healthcare. AWS is also an enabler for Hong Kong’s most successful startups such as 8 Securities, 9GAG, AfterShip, Bowtie, FinFabrik, GreenTomato, GRANA, Gogo Tech, Haymarket, Kopi, Lalamove, Madhead, polljoy, PIXELS, Prenetics, SHOPLINE, Vyond, WeLend, WiZ Connected, and many more.