AWS launches new region in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia skyline

Amazon Web Services has announced that it is launching a new cloud region in Indonesia, based in Greater Jakarta.

The new region will be comprised of three availability zones, and will give AWS customers and partners the ability to run their workloads and store their data in Indonesia, according to the company.

The AWS Jakarta region will be the company’s ninth region in Asia Pacific, joining existing regions in Beijing, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

The company also revealed that a new region in Hong Kong will soon follow, as well as regions in Cape Town, South Africa and Milan, Italy.

Last year the company launched two new AWS Regions—a second GovCloud Region in the United States, and its first Nordic Region in Sweden.

AWS customers are already making use of 61 Availability Zones across 20 infrastructure regions worldwide, according to the company.

“Today’s announcement brings the total number of global regions (operational and in the works) up to 25,” said Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist at AWS in a blogpost.


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“We are looking forward to serving new and existing customers in Indonesia and working with partners across Asia Pacific.

“The addition of the AWS Asia Pacific Jakarta Region will enable more Indonesian organisations to leverage advanced technologies such as Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Database, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Mobile services, and more to drive innovation.”

Barr also added that the new region will also be open to existing AWS customers who would like to process and store data in Indonesia.

“We are already working to help prepare developers in Indonesia for the digital future, with programmes like AWS Educate, and AWS Activate,” he added.

“Dozens of universities and business schools across Indonesia are already participating in our educational programs, as are a plethora of startups and accelerators.”

This week, AWS also announced the opening of an infrastructure location in Bogotá, Colombia – its sixth in Latin America.