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News  12, Nov 2009

Amazon Will Set Up Asia Pacific Cloud Infrastructure in Singapore

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Amazon Cloud LogoThe folks at Amazon have been keen on setting up an Asia Pacific cloud infrastructure for some time now. My first meeting with them was back in Nov 2008, where I met Joe Minarik and Jake Anderson to share more about the startup and developer ecosystem here. Since then, the local government agencies (kudos to them!), together with various members of the local startup and web technology community have been working hard to make sure that Amazon picks Singapore as the primary location for the cloud infrastructure. We are glad to announce that the efforts have paid off  really well and the primary beneficiaries for these will be the web technology startup entrepreneurs. Below is the official announcement from Amazon:

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced an expansion of its Cloud Infrastructure services into an Asia-Pacific region in the first half of 2010, enabling businesses to deploy compute and storage resources in close proximity to their end-users in the region. AWS customers will be able to access AWS’s infrastructure services from multiple Availability Zones in Singapore in the first half of 2010, then in other Availability Zones within Asia over the second half of 2010. AWS services available at the launch of the Asia-Pacific region will include Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Relational Database Service, Amazon Simple Queue Service, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, and Amazon CloudFront.

“Developers and businesses located in Asia, as well as those with a multi-national presence, have been eager for Asia-based infrastructure to minimize latency and optimize performance,” said Adam Selipsky, Vice President of Amazon Web Services. “We’re very excited to announce the expansion of AWS infrastructure into Asia to help our customers plan their technology investments and better serve their end-users in Asia.”

 

Mohan Belani

Mohan Belani

The face of e27, Mohan Belani is the Co-Founder and Director of e27 at Optimatic Pte. Ltd., where he also runs Asia's leading web technology event, Echelon. Apart from events, he runs all business development and strategic partnership related activities. Mohan Belani is the also the co-founder of Gokil Games, a startup focused on the social gaming industry. Mohan Belani is an avid fan of Skyrim and loves mountain climbing. He loves meeting new people, anytime anywhere.

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    Absolutely delighted. Was worried Hong Kong would get it first. This makes bringing up an Internet company in Singapore twice as easy as before. And it more than makes up for the Entrepass mess.

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    Absolutely delighted. Was worried Hong Kong would get it first. This makes bringing up an Internet company in Singapore twice as easy as before. And it more than makes up for the Entrepass mess.

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  • http://www.homecamera.com Varun

    @Meng: how does it make bringing up an Internet company in Singapore “twice as easy as before”? Haven’t ec2 and related services been available to Singapore companies all this time anyway? Yes, it reduces latency, but, for most services, latency involved in servers running on the west coast of the US would be fairly manageable to begin with – very few services need super low latencies (other than the obvious, such as gaming platforms).

    Genuinely interested in your thoughts. What have I missed, and how’s this such a big deal (for the average developer, not coming at this from a nationalistic perspective) that it makes up for the entrepass mess?

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    @Meng: how does it make bringing up an Internet company in Singapore “twice as easy as before”? Haven’t ec2 and related services been available to Singapore companies all this time anyway? Yes, it reduces latency, but, for most services, latency involved in servers running on the west coast of the US would be fairly manageable to begin with – very few services need super low latencies (other than the obvious, such as gaming platforms).

    Genuinely interested in your thoughts. What have I missed, and how’s this such a big deal (for the average developer, not coming at this from a nationalistic perspective) that it makes up for the entrepass mess?

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    reduces latency surely. It does boast SG as another heaven for web companies :)

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    I assume they have some arrangement with the government to not funnel any traffic through their local joke-of-censorship proxies.

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    Why Singapore, why not HK?
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    Why Singapore, why not HK?

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  • http://www.postlinearity.com/ gregorylent

    seems still to be some paranoia in singapore about true internet freedom .. just one example, try to get data on a prepaid sim card, you cannot. you need another sim card, and that one won’t make calls .. so two phones …
    both china and india are not that paranoid ..
    of course, there is censorship too, but i think that is common knowledge ..
    wonder what constraints they will put on amazon ..
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    seems still to be some paranoia in singapore about true internet freedom .. just one example, try to get data on a prepaid sim card, you cannot. you need another sim card, and that one won’t make calls .. so two phones …

    both china and india are not that paranoid ..

    of course, there is censorship too, but i think that is common knowledge ..

    wonder what constraints they will put on amazon ..

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    More jobs for us!

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  • http://www.azukisoft.com Gibson Tang

    Hi Varun, actually reduced latency is a big factor. Having tried setting up LAMP and Windows servers on the West Coast/East Coast servers, I would say that the latency is pretty bad and running remote desktop onto my Windows instance on the EC2 servers is practically unusable. This is a surprising piece of news to me and also good news for me due to the reduced latency

  • http://www.azukisoft.com Gibson Tang

    Hi Varun, actually reduced latency is a big factor. Having tried setting up LAMP and Windows servers on the West Coast/East Coast servers, I would say that the latency is pretty bad and running remote desktop onto my Windows instance on the EC2 servers is practically unusable. This is a surprising piece of news to me and also good news for me due to the reduced latency

  • http://www.mobinode.com/ Gang Lu

    interesting point, Gregory.
    So what if Amazon came to China, or it never will?
    This comment was originally posted on Tracking Asia Web – Best China Tech Blog

  • http://www.mobinode.com/ Gang Lu

    interesting point, Gregory.

    So what if Amazon came to China, or it never will?

    This comment was originally posted on Tracking Asia Web – Best China Tech Blog

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wong-Meng-Weng/648797424 Wong Meng Weng

    aside from latency issues, there is the psychological component of having it all in-country. there may be regulatory considerations, eg. data privacy, that have inhibited SG companies from putting things in the US or EU.

    also, if an SG business wanted to import a couple of terabytes of data into EC2/S3 for Map/Reduce dataprocessing, keeping the transit in-country lowers the transfer time significantly (though not the fees) … it brings that sort of effort into the realm of feasibility.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wong-Meng-Weng/648797424 Wong Meng Weng

    aside from latency issues, there is the psychological component of having it all in-country. there may be regulatory considerations, eg. data privacy, that have inhibited SG companies from putting things in the US or EU.

    also, if an SG business wanted to import a couple of terabytes of data into EC2/S3 for Map/Reduce dataprocessing, keeping the transit in-country lowers the transfer time significantly (though not the fees) … it brings that sort of effort into the realm of feasibility.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wong-Meng-Weng/648797424 Wong Meng Weng

    while US startups have known for years that it makes sense to just go Amazon, SG startups have persisted in exploring previous-generation managed hosting or colo solutions, partly through cultural inertia and (false) beliefs that to get AWS service you need a US credit card.

    Now that AWS is in SG every web startup here will be moved to at least check it out.

    I’d be happy to lead an AWS user’s group in SG if there isn’t already one here. My current company makes heavy use of EC2, SimpleDB, SQS, and S3. My previous startup is now a leading provider of Hadoop professional services.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wong-Meng-Weng/648797424 Wong Meng Weng

    while US startups have known for years that it makes sense to just go Amazon, SG startups have persisted in exploring previous-generation managed hosting or colo solutions, partly through cultural inertia and (false) beliefs that to get AWS service you need a US credit card.

    Now that AWS is in SG every web startup here will be moved to at least check it out.

    I’d be happy to lead an AWS user’s group in SG if there isn’t already one here. My current company makes heavy use of EC2, SimpleDB, SQS, and S3. My previous startup is now a leading provider of Hadoop professional services.

  • http://twitter.com/FutureBrandAsia FutureBrandAsia

    Amazon to set up expanded web services and Asia Pacific Cloud Infrastructure in Singapore … http://ow.ly/Ceba
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  • http://twitter.com/FutureBrandAsia FutureBrandAsia

    Amazon to set up expanded web services and Asia Pacific Cloud Infrastructure in Singapore … http://ow.ly/Ceba

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  • http://twitter.com/abarrera abarrera

    Amazon Will Set Up Asia Pacific Cloud Infrastructure in Singapore http://bit.ly/HojyE
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  • http://twitter.com/abarrera abarrera

    Amazon Will Set Up Asia Pacific Cloud Infrastructure in Singapore http://bit.ly/HojyE

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  • http://www.facebook.com/MCTeng MC

    @MengWong,

    It would be great to have an AWS user group, i don’t think SG has one yet. Been wanting to know more and get my hands on AWS for awhile but never really get around to do it.

    I’ll be interested, please keep me update.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MCTeng MC

    @MengWong,

    It would be great to have an AWS user group, i don’t think SG has one yet. Been wanting to know more and get my hands on AWS for awhile but never really get around to do it.

    I’ll be interested, please keep me update.

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  • http://www.csstemplates.net/ Web Templates

    That’s tomorrow! Would love to attend if not for my commitment to another event..
    Thanks for sharing about the event anyway =)
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  • http://www.csstemplates.net/ Web Templates

    That’s tomorrow! Would love to attend if not for my commitment to another event..
    Thanks for sharing about the event anyway =)
    This comment was originally posted on e27 – Discovering Web Innovation in Asia

  • http://www.csstemplates.net/ Web Templates

    That’s tomorrow! Would love to attend if not for my commitment to another event..

    Thanks for sharing about the event anyway =)

    This comment was originally posted on e27 – Discovering Web Innovation in Asia

  • http://www.csstemplates.net/ Web Templates

    That’s tomorrow! Would love to attend if not for my commitment to another event..

    Thanks for sharing about the event anyway =)

    This comment was originally posted on e27 – Discovering Web Innovation in Asia

  • http://twitter.com/jacintos jacintos

    Amazon AWS coming to the APAC region, hosted in Singapore. http://bit.ly/2YjWt3 Exciting b/c we’ve been waiting a while for this.
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  • http://twitter.com/jacintos jacintos

    Amazon AWS coming to the APAC region, hosted in Singapore. http://bit.ly/2YjWt3 Exciting b/c we’ve been waiting a while for this.

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  • http://twitter.com/aulia aulia

    Was this picked up by local digerati?
    Amazon web services comes to Singapore http://bit.ly/PRV7w (via @@E27sg)
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  • http://twitter.com/aulia aulia

    Was this picked up by local digerati?

    Amazon web services comes to Singapore http://bit.ly/PRV7w (via @@E27sg)

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

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  • http://www.chinalawblog.com/ China Law

    Am I right in thinking cloud computing has been slower to catch on in Asia than in America, and if so, why do you think that is the case?
    This comment was originally posted on Tracking Asia Web – Best China Tech Blog

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com/ China Law

    Am I right in thinking cloud computing has been slower to catch on in Asia than in America, and if so, why do you think that is the case?

    This comment was originally posted on Tracking Asia Web – Best China Tech Blog

  • http://www.ubervu.com/conversations/www.e27.sg/2009/11/18/singapore-web-technology-network-meetup-with-simone-brunozzi-evangelist-amazon-web-services/ uberVU – social comments

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  • http://disqus.com/people/mohanbelani mohanbelani

    @China Law: Yes you are right. A few reasons there.
    (1) It ain’t that cheap for rapid prototyping and for very early stage web startups to have their stuff on the web.
    (2) The main cloud infrastructure is currently based in US. Though the latency issues aren’t that bad, it’s still noticeable. Having your site there may not be the best idea, if your primary users are in Asia. That’s why the Asia infrastructure is so important as it’ll eradicate that problem.
    (3) I think there’s still a slight risk aversion towards having your data in the cloud. That will take time to go away due to cultural issues and old habits. But once you have enough decent case studies for Asia, you’ll see more web companies migrating to the cloud. The benefits far outweigh the pitfalls.
    This comment was originally posted on Tracking Asia Web – Best China Tech Blog

  • http://disqus.com/people/mohanbelani mohanbelani

    @China Law: Yes you are right. A few reasons there.
    (1) It ain’t that cheap for rapid prototyping and for very early stage web startups to have their stuff on the web.

    (2) The main cloud infrastructure is currently based in US. Though the latency issues aren’t that bad, it’s still noticeable. Having your site there may not be the best idea, if your primary users are in Asia. That’s why the Asia infrastructure is so important as it’ll eradicate that problem.

    (3) I think there’s still a slight risk aversion towards having your data in the cloud. That will take time to go away due to cultural issues and old habits. But once you have enough decent case studies for Asia, you’ll see more web companies migrating to the cloud. The benefits far outweigh the pitfalls.

    This comment was originally posted on Tracking Asia Web – Best China Tech Blog

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  • lexxmexx

    hopefully this will mean lower shipping cost for Singaporeans as compared to the expensive international charges from the US site.

  • lexxmexx

    hopefully this will mean lower shipping cost for Singaporeans as compared to the expensive international charges from the US site.

  • dikshie

    I heard Alcatel-Lucent is the networking gears supplier for amazon cloud service in Asia Pacific.

  • dikshie

    I heard Alcatel-Lucent is the networking gears supplier for amazon cloud service in Asia Pacific.

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