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AWS launches new CloudFront edge locations in India

Anuradha Shukla | July 30, 2013
Chennai and Mumbai locations will deliver content to end users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is delivering content to end users with low latency and high data transfer speeds through its newly launched CloudFront edge locations in India. The new locations are in Chennai and Mumbai and designed to support the highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service called Amazon Route 53.

Amazon CloudFront now provides a range of benefits to customers and their end users including the delivery of an entire website with high performance and low latency to end users all across the globe.

The global network of Amazon CloudFront edge locations automates the routing of content requests and enables organisations to improve their proximity to users as well as increase user satisfaction.

"Using AWS has removed the constraint related to infrastructure resources and has enabled many of our customers, ranging from start-ups to enterprises to unleash their ideas, innovate fast and build new businesses quickly," said Shane Owenby, Amazon Web Services managing director of Asia Pacific.

Customers of AWS don't have to pay any upfront fees and this means customers pay only for the content they use. This technology is simple to use as customers can use the AWS Management Console or a single API call to get started distributing content from an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket or any other origin.

Content will automatically route to the new India locations when required for existing users of Amazon CloudFront. As Amazon CloudFront can automatically respond as demand increases or decreases, it ensures a seamless, uninterrupted experience for its users.

"Organisations in India need the flexibility to rapidly scale IT infrastructure as they grow without spending precious capital on hardware or getting locked into a long term contract with a co-location facility," said Owenby. "With 9 AWS Regions and 42 Amazon CloudFront edge locations around the world, our customers are able to expand globally virtually overnight while delivering great local user experience for their services."


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