AWS India Region – What’s In Store for Startups & Enterprises?

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Startups in India are growing at an exponential rate. The overall tech ecospace demands more open data centers in the country for capitalization. To meet the competencies, AWS has always been a preferred choice amongst the startup industry in india. AWS has finally expanded its footprint in India with the launch of its much-awaited India-Pacific region in Mumbai. Now businesses in India will have more power to hold their data in the country itself with AWS India Region.

This is perhaps the 6th region of AWS to Asia-Pacific belt and 13th region worldwide. AWS now has 35 Availability Zones (AZ) across the globe. This news brings in relief to more than 75,000 Indian customers who are already leveraging AWS India Region for cost optimization and accelerating innovation to expand globally in just a few minutes!

The new AWS AZ in India promises improved latency and advanced resolution to scaling challenges.

Here’s something you should be knowing about the new IN region:

The new Mumbai region support 36 services which includes Amazon EC2, S3 and RDS. However, some key services like AWS Lambda is still not available in this new region.

India is one of world’s fastest growing economy and the country that amounts to second highest number of start-ups worldwide. The expansion of India AZ by AWS is no wonder an extended arm to the emerging startups across the country.

With a new Mumbai region there is a lot expected that changes around cost and performance. So, let us look at some key benefits:

Latency

Results posted by CloudPing.info

Results posted by CloudPing.info

Pricing

Below is a small snippet of a pricing comparison for migrating from Singapore to Mumbai region for some AWS services.

(figures taken from aws.amazon.com )

(figures taken from aws.amazon.com )

As from above, we can surely say that moving from AWS Singapore to AWS India Region has somewhat marginal saving from cost perspective but has significant latency improvements. This could be of great help to businesses that are running their mission-critical core applications on AWS.

As observed by many Cloud MSPs, a lot of customers have asked to migrate from AWS Singapore to AWS Mumbai region for improved latency.

But migration comes up with lots of challenges:

  • Clean-ups of unrequired services
  • Re-Balance the environment for targeted performance
  • Follow best practices to ensure security and disaster recovery
  • Spike in cost due to unmanaged charges

To help businesses migrate seamlessly to AWS India Region, Amazon Web Services has picked its 7 trusted Partners in India, based on the high-end competencies and proven success in specialized solutions and vertical areas. Minjar Cloud, one among the other AWS Partners in India, has a proven record of helping customers migrate to AWS globally, which makes them the Premier Consulting and Managed Services Partner in India and APAC.

Post successful migration, Botmetric along with AWS is helping customers globally manage their cloud infra with complete AWS Cost Management Analytics, Comprehensive Infrastructure Audit and DevOps Automation for AWS Cloud in the most cost-effective and productive manner.

A tad late, but launch of AWS India Region could be a tough challenge when compared to rivals Microsoft and IBM. Microsoft already has three data centres, IBM has two, while several others like Japan’s NTT also have large data centre operations in India. The cloud services market in India is expected to reach $1.9 billion by 2018, as per Gartner estimates. It would be really interesting to see how AWS would evolve over its rivals in the India region.

Will AWS continue to dominate in India region? Tweet your thoughts to us. We would love to hear.

 

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