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Amazon Entices Indian Enterprises With AWS Region in Mumbai

At the AWS Summit event at Mumbai, Andy Jassy, the newly minted CEO of Amazon Web Services announced the immediate availability of the India Region. Mumbai becomes the 6th AWS Region in Asia Pacific bringing the global footprint of AWS Regions to 13. AWS already has three edge locations in India for its Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Like most of the other regions, the new AWS Mumbai Region also consists of two separate Availability Zones.  Availability Zones are isolated datacenters within a region that are designed to be independent of other Availability Zones. They come with independent power, cooling, and physical security, and are inter-connected via a low latency network. AWS encourages customers to architect their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even higher fault-tolerance.

The new region supports most of the AWS services including EC2, S3, RDS, EMR, Redshift, Route 53 among others. Certain services like IoT, WorkSpaces, WorkDocs, and WorkMail are not available at this point.

Read the entire article at Forbes

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.