Sunday, January 17, 2016

Amazon Announces AWS Region in South Korea Reaches General Availability

On 6 January, Amazon announced its last region, Asia-Pacific (Seoul) Region, reached general availability. The company first announced its expansion plan in South Korea in November 2015.

Seoul region represents the fifth Asia-Pacific (APAC). It will provide two parts availability and support T2, EC2 instances M4, C4, I2, D2, and R3.

The region will also support other popular services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) and Amazon Amazon DynamoDB Identity and Access Management (IAM) as examples. Amazon released the complete list of services that will be available here.

An AWS presence in South Korea has been frequently requested by customers in this region. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon explains some of the reasons for the introduction of AWS region here for customers "who want to enjoy the world's leading Korean Internet connectivity and provide customers access to low latency for fast websites, mobile applications, games, applications and SaaS. "

An industry that is poised to take advantage of this new industry is the region South Korea Thu One such company, Nexon, currently operates 150 games in 150 countries, including some very popular titles like FIFA Online 3.

Nexon currently uses AWS to manage their IT infrastructure, but as Vogels explains that they have other plans. "With Seoul Region is already available, Nexon plans to use AWS mobile not only games, but also for latency sensitive online PC games" Nexon is not the only game you are currently using AWS.

Indeed, Amazon already has inroads into this segment of the industry: "All the top 10 game companies in Korea use AWS, and we hope to continue to support global growth and continued success."

Another segment of the industry that Amazon goes after new Korean companies. One example is the popular music streaming company, The Tourism Society, which provides streaming applications you see traffic increase 300% of normal levels.

Using AWS, the company was able to reduce its costs by 97% of users, while the number of users increased by 6 million users. Enabling program with AWS, Amazon hopes to encourage more new companies in the region to begin using AWS through the advantages of the program.

With the incorporation of the region South Korea, Amazon now has a total of 12 regions and has additional plans to open new areas in Ohio (United States) and India in 2016.

However, Microsoft offers the Azure cloud services in 22 regions worldwide, including 8 in the United States, three in India and two in China. Microsoft also announced plans to open new areas of Canada, Germany and the UK.

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