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Amazon Web Services has today announced plans to open an infrastructure Region in Thailand. The Region will consist of three Availability Zones, adding to the existing 87 Availability Zones across 27 geographic regions, said the company’s press release. 

As of today, AWS has announced global plans for 24 Availability Zones across eight more AWS regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand.  

The company has said that the upcoming AWS Region in Thailand will enable developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and nonprofit organizations, to run their applications and serve end users from AWS data centers located in Thailand, ensuring that customers who want to keep their data in Thailand can do so. 

AWS plans an estimated investment of more than $5 billion in Thailand, over the next 15 years, as part of their commitment to the region.  

“We are committed to supporting Thailand’s digital transformation through our local infrastructure investments and fast pace of innovation, helping Thailand-based customers unlock the full potential of the cloud to transform the way businesses and institutions serve their stakeholders,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at AWS.  “The AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region will enable organisations to build with AWS technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, and Internet of Things. With these new tools, AWS is empowering governments to better engage with citizens, enterprises to innovate for their next phase of growth, and entrepreneurs to build businesses and compete on a global scale.”  

The new AWS Bangkok region will enable customers with data residency preferences or requirements to securely store data in Thailand while providing even lower latency across the country.  

“Customers from startups to enterprises to government organizations and nonprofits will be able to use advanced technologies from the world’s leading cloud to drive innovation. AWS offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of services including analytics, compute, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, storage, and other cloud technologies,” said the press release. 

To continue support given to entrepreneurship in Thailand, AWS offers great support to early-stage startups through the AWS active program. This program provides access to guidance and one-on-one time with AWS experts, technical support, business mentorship, and the opportunity to access up to $100,000 in AWS service credits—all at no charge, says Amazon.