Amazon Expands Its Cloud Platform to China

Amazon Expands Its Cloud Platform to China(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Amazon is expanding its Web Services by opening up a new region in Beijing, China.

“In the limited preview, which will be deployed in early 2014, a select group of China-based and multinational companies with customers in China will be invited to begin using the new Beijing Region to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud,” states Amazon on its Amazon Web Services blog.

Among its Chinese customers are Xiaomi, FunPlus Game, TCL, Hisense, Tiens, Light in the Box, NQ Mobile, and Kingsoft.

According to the blog, the new region will be by invitation only while it is in its limited preview phase, and applicants will be periodically reviewed for consideration.

“The China (Beijing) Region aims to help customers reduce latency to end-users based in China while avoiding the up-front expenses, long-term commitments, and scaling challenges associated with maintaining and operating their own infrastructure.”

This new region marks the tenth region worldwide for Amazon and the fourth region in Asia Pacific, joining Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.