AWS expands its India presence with two new Edge locations, Technology News, ETtech

Amazon‘s cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expanding its presence in India with two new Edge locations for its Amazon CloudFront and AWS Direct Connect offerings in Hyderabad and New Delhi.

This brings the company’s total Amazon CloudFront locations in the country to 11 points of presence including three locations each in Mumbai and Delhi, two locations each in Chennai and Hyderabad and one location in Bengaluru. Globally, Amazon CloudFront has 166 points of presence (including 155 Edge Locations and 11 Regional Edge Caches) across 65 cities and 29 countries.

Amazon said the new locations will double the tech giant’s content delivery network (CDN) capacity in the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region by enabling more ISP peering, increased processing of viewer requests, and the ability to locally cache content. It will also provide low latency and high data transfer rates to AWS customers while providing the entire suite of CloudFront benefits like deep integration with compute and security services and features.

“Our investment in growing the Amazon CloudFront and AWS Direct Connect footprint in India is a result of the strong customer momentum we are seeing for content delivery services,” said Navdeep Manaktala, Head of Business Development, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited.

“Amazon CloudFront securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, and AWS Direct Connect helps customers establish a dedicated network connection to AWS Cloud; and our intent is to make this easier for customers across the country. We’ll continue to invest in expanding AWS infrastructure across the country to meet the growing needs of our customers and accelerate their cloud adoption journey” Manaktala added.

AWS Direct Connect in Delhi and Hyderabad can be accessed through an APN (Amazon Partner Network) partner ST Telemedia, the company said in a statement.

“These new AWS Direct Connect locations accelerate Indian enterprises and businesses in their move to AWS Cloud by allowing them to seamlessly and directly connect their network infrastructure through secure and reliable private connectivity,” said Vipin Shirsat, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, ST Telemedia.

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