AWS Launches 6th Datacenter for Asia Pacific Region

New data center in Mumbai will facilitate the customers from the Asia Pacific region to leverage the local data center for the AWS services.

salesforceGreatResponder.com  Amazon web services Company (AWS), a major cloud computing service provider in the world, has announced the start of the sixth state of the art data center for the Asia Pacific region or APAC. This is a state of the art data center to cater a large customer base spread in different countries in the region, especially in India and its surrounding countries. This new data center for Asia Pacific is located at Mumbai.

With this launch of new data center, the number of availability zones (AZ) of AWS will increase to thirty five (35). All these 35 availability zones are demarked within the 13 technological infrastructure zones across the globe. This data center will be more useful for the increasing demands of Indian customers, where a new boom in the startup is expected in the near future due to the government’s aggressive push for the startup companies.

Amazon web service is already having a huge share of over 75 thousand customers from India only. This huge customer base will be able to use the local data center to develop and run their cloud based applications and services in the changed environment of the global IT ecosystem.

It was further informed in the official announcement that this new data center has been started to provide valuable cloud services for governmental, nonprofit, profit and startup organizations in the region.

This newly established data center will consist of two availability zones. They have independent power supplies, locations, cooling systems and other amenities needed for a state of the art data center to cater the increasing demand in the region.

In the official statement, CEO of Amazon web services, Andy Jassy said, “Indian start-ups and enterprises have been using AWS for many years – with most Indian technology start-ups building their entire businesses on AWS, and numerous enterprises running mission-critical, core applications on AWS. These same 75,000 Indian customers, along with others anxious to start using AWS, have asked for an AWS India Region so they can move their applications that require low latency and data sovereignty. We’re excited to make this available today, with the same pay-as-you-go pricing, ability to get started immediately without having to negotiate enterprise agreements or wait days for access, and unmatched functionality that customers enjoy in AWS Regions worldwide – all of which allows customers to go from idea to launch faster than ever before was possible.”

With this new launch, the competition in the cloud computing marketplace will become more fierce.

Salesforce Selects AWS to Run its Core Services Internationally

The company has planned international infrastructure  services  to run on AWS and these services  includes Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud and more.

salesforceGreatResponder.com  Salesforce announces that it will run some of its core services on AWS in various international markets, as well as continue its investments into its own data centers.

“We are excited to expand our strategic relationship with Amazon as our preferred public cloud infrastructure provider,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce. “There is no public cloud infrastructure provider that is more sophisticated or has more robust enterprise capabilities for supporting the needs of our growing global customer base.”

Though Salesforce would not have appeared to have suffered any serious negative impact from the outage in recent weeks, the move could be seen as a means to rebuild trust in its robustness, leaning on AWS’ brand credibility to provide assurances. The move would also give the Salesforce team options should another outage occur within its own data centers. The geographies this announcement will apply to have not been announced at the time of writing.

“Leading enterprises and ISVs around the world are migrating their business-critical applications to the AWS Cloud to be more agile and efficient, reduce costs, and take advantage of the security, reliability, and broad functionality we offer,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS. “Companies rely on Salesforce to transform their businesses and we are thrilled Salesforce has chosen AWS as their public cloud infrastructure partner.”

Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud and Analytics-Cloud and some others will now be available on AWS, though the move does not mean Salesforce is moving away from their own data centers.

Salesforce already has a strong relationship with Amazon. Many Salesforce services, including Heroku, Marketing Cloud Social Studio, SalesforceIQ and the recently announced Salesforce IoT Cloud run on AWS infrastructure. And Salesforce is Amazon’s company-wide customer platform.

AWS has sophisticated and robust enterprise capabilities for supporting the needs of Salesforce’s growing global customer base. AWS will help accelerate its ability to bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently. Salesforce will utilize AWS in select international markets to help bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently.

Customers can expect that Salesforce will continue to deliver the same secure, trusted, reliable and available cloud computing services to customers, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.

AWS Announces the Launch of X1 Instances for EC2

The newly launched X1 instances offer 2 TB of memory and high performing Intel processors that is more than any of the other SAP certified cloud instance available today.

amazon intel x1 instanceGreatResponder.com  Amazon Web Service announces the launch of X1 instances for Amazon EC2. These memory optimized instances will support the large scale in memory database, process big data and HPC. AWS is providing the most comprehensive collection of instances.

The X1 instances have 2 TB of memory and they are powered by four 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E7 8880 v3 processors delivering 128 vCPUs. The X1 instances also offer up to 10 GB per second of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store that the team believes is well matched to hold up large-scale in-memory databases, big data processing, and high performance computing.

“Amazon EC2 provides the most comprehensive selection of instances, offering customers, by far, the deepest compute functionality to support virtually any workload,” said Matt Garman, Vice President, Amazon EC2.

He further said “With 2 TB of memory – 8 times the memory of any other available Amazon EC2 instance, and more memory than any SAP-certified cloud instance available today – X1 instances change the game for SAP workloads in the cloud. Now, for the first time, customers can run their most memory-intensive applications at scale with the elasticity, flexibility, and reliability of the AWS Cloud, rather than having to battle the complexity, cost, and lack of alertness or on-premises solutions.”

The X1 instances have been certified by SAP for manufacturing workloads. They meet the recital bar for SAP OLAP and OLTP workloads backed by SAP HANA.

It is easy to migrate the on-premises deployments to AWS and also start fresh. Both ways, it can run S/4HANA, SAP’s next-generation Business Suite, as well as earlier versions.

Many AWS clients are presently running HANA in scale-out fashion across multiple R3 instances. Many of these workloads can now be run on a single X1 instance. This design will be simpler to set up and less costly to run. The updated of the SAP HANA Quick Start will offer the clients with more information about their configuration options.

The AWS clients, across almost every industry and layout, are using SAP applications on the AWS Cloud and experiencing the suppleness, scalability, safety, and cost savings of the world’s most complete cloud platform for their business applications.