This will help Thailand-based customers unlock the full potential of the cloud to transform the way businesses and institutions serve their stakeholders
A cloud infrastructure region is in plans to be opened up in Thailand, announced Amazon Web Services (AWS).
In a statement, the cloud player said, adding to the existing 87 availability zones across 27 geographic regions, its new AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) region will consist of three availability zones.
It said globally, AWS has announced plans for 24 more availability zones across eight more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand.
The upcoming AWS region in Thailand will enable developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organisations, to run their applications and serve end users from AWS data centres located in Thailand, it said.
This will ensure that customers who want to keep their data in Thailand can do so, it said.
AWS said it plans an estimated investment of more than US$5 billion (RM23.5 billion) in Thailand over 15 year in addition, as part of its commitment to the region.
The firm is committed to supporting Thailand’s digital transformation through its local infrastructure investments and fast pace of innovation, said Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at AWS.
“This will help Thailand-based customers unlock the full potential of the cloud to transform the way businesses and institutions serve their stakeholders.”
“The AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) region will enable organisations to build with AWS technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, and Internet of Things,” said Kalyanaraman.
To build businesses and compete on a global scale, AWS said, with these new tools, it is empowering governments to better engage with citizens, enterprises to innovate for their next phase of growth, and entrepreneurs.
AWS’s plan to build data centers in Thailand is a significant milestone that will bring advanced cloud computing services to more organisations, said Supattanapong Punmeechaow, deputy prime minister of thailand and minister of energy.
“The Royal Thai government is pleased to collaborate with AWS to bring secure and resilient world-class cloud infrastructure to Thailand.”
“The firm’s investment will enhance the nation’s competitiveness, generate significant long-term economic benefits, and help build a highly skilled workforce,” Punmeechaow said.
In AWS’s ongoing investments in Thailand to provide customers with advanced and secure cloud technologies, the upcoming AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) region is the latest.
AWS said it has launched 10 Amazon CloudFront edge locations in Bangkok since 2020, the cloud player said.
With the launch of an upcoming AWS local zone in Bangkok, the firm, additionally, plans to deepen its investment in Thailand.
Enabling customers to deliver applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end users, these zones are a type of AWS infrastructure deployment that places compute, storage, database, and other select services closer to large population, industry, and IT centres, it said.
To support the growth in cloud adoption across Thailand, AWS said, through programs like AWS re/Start, AWS Academy, and AWS Educate, it continues to invest in upskilling local developers, students, and the next generation of IT leaders in Thailand.
These AWS education programmes help learners of all backgrounds and experiences prepare for careers in the cloud, it added.
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