Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Amazon Expands its Cloud Services for Asia Pacific has expanded its cloud computing services for the Asia-Pacific region. Businesses with customers based in Asia can now leverage the AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. Prior to today, the AWS platform has been available from datacenters in the U.S. and Europe.

The first AWS Asia Pacific Region is located in Singapore.

Amazon cited several examples of companies using its AWS. For example, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is using AWS for its e4 Mars Rover Application, which acts as a platform to massively parallelize the analysis of telemetry and images from the Mars Rovers; global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is using AWS to provide computational pipelines to scientists across the globe for a number of tasks, ranging from sequence database searching to protein structure prediction and virtual screening.

AWS technology partners include Red Hat, Oracle, Sun, MySQL, IBM, and RightScale along with Consultancies supporting AWS include Capgemini, Deloitte, Accenture, Tata Consultancy Services and Patni Computer Systems.