Posted On: Apr 29, 2010

Article Excerpts:

“SURGING demand for Amazon’s cloud services has forced the internet giant to open a regional office and data centre in Singapore to service the Asia Pacific region.”

“Many local companies and developers already use its services in the US and Europe, including electronics design software provider Altium and graphics design house”

“Altium chief information officer Alan Perkins said the AWS facility in Singapore would allow the company to launch global services and fully take advantage of opportunities in China. He said there were cost-savings benefits to using the Amazon model. Switching all our customer-facing content delivery from Akamai to Amazon S3 and Amazon Cloudfront has resulted in us paying less than one-quarter of what we used to for the same level of service,” Mr Perkins said.”

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