In the Works – AWS Region in South Korea!
The region-based AWS model has proven to be a good match for the needs of our global customer base. We have always believed that you need to be able to exercise complete control over where your data is stored and where it is processed.
Next Stop, Korea
I am happy to announce that we will be opening an AWS region in Korea in early 2016. This will be the fifth AWS region in the Asia Pacific area, bringing the global total to 12 (this does not include the regions that we are planning to open in India and Ohio, also in 2016).
There are already many AWS customers in Korea. Here are some examples:
- Hot Startups – Devsisters (re:Invent video), IGAWorks (re:Invent video), and Beatpacking (case study).
- Top Gaming Companies – Nexon (case study), Gamevil (case study), and Wemade (case study).
- Enterprises – Samsung (case study), SK Planet (case study), and SM Entertainment (case study).
These customers (and many others) have asked us for a local region; we are looking forward to making it available to them and to many other enterprises, startups, partners, government agencies, and educators in Korea.
The new region, coupled with Korea’s world-leading internet connectivity, will provide customers with quick, low-latency access to websites, mobile applications, games, SaaS applications, and more. For example, the new region will allow service providers in Korea to build the next generation of SaaS applications and to make them available to customers all over the world. The new region will allow organizations outside of Korea to reach end users in the area with very low latency; we also believe that it will spur innovation around mobile apps, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
I’ll have more info on the region, including a list of AWS services and EC2 instance types, when we are ready to launch.