AWS Public Sector Blog

Launch of the AWS Asia Pacific Region: What Does it Mean for our Public Sector Customers?

With the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, Indian-based developers and organizations, as well as multinational organizations with end users in India, can achieve their mission and run their applications in the AWS Cloud by securely storing and processing their data with single-digit millisecond latency across most of India.

The new Mumbai Region consists of two Availability Zones (AZ) at launch, which includes one or more geographically distinct data centers, each with redundant power, networking, and connectivity. Each AZ is designed to be resilient to issues in another Availability Zone, enabling customers to operate production applications and databases that are more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than would be possible from a single data center.

The Mumbai Region supports Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) (C4, M4, T2, D2, I2, and R3 instances are available) and related services including Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)Amazon Virtual Private CloudAuto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing.

In addition, AWS India supports three edge locations – Mumbai, Chennai, and New Delhi. The locations support Amazon Route 53Amazon CloudFront, and S3 Transfer Acceleration. AWS Direct Connect support is available via our Direct Connect Partners. For more details, please see the official release here and Jeff Barr’s post here.

To celebrate the launch of the new region, we hosted a Leaders Forum that brought together over 150 government and education leaders to discuss how cloud computing and the expansion of our global infrastructure has the potential to change the way the governments and educators of India design, build, and run their IT workloads.

The speakers shared their insights gained from our 10-year cloud journey, trends on adoption of cloud by our customers globally, and our experience working with government and education leaders around the world.

Please see pictures from the event below.

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the AWS Public Sector blog team writes for the government, education, and nonprofit sector around the globe. Learn more about AWS for the public sector by visiting our website (, or following us on Twitter (@AWS_gov, @AWS_edu, and @AWS_Nonprofits).