Last year we launched two new AWS Regions—a second GovCloud Region in the United States, and our first Nordic Region in Sweden—and we announced that we are working on regions in Cape Town, South Africa the Middle East (Bahrain), and Milan, Italy.
Jakarta in the Future
Today, I am happy to announce that we are working on the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region in Indonesia. The new region will be based in Greater Jakarta, will be comprised of three Availability Zones, and will give AWS customers and partners the ability to run their workloads and store their data in Indonesia. The AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region will be our ninth region in Asia Pacific, joining existing regions in Beijing, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and an upcoming region in Hong Kong SAR.
AWS customers are already making use of 61 Availability Zones across 20 infrastructure regions worldwide. Today’s announcement brings the total number of global regions (operational and in the works) up to 25.
We are looking forward to serving new and existing customers in Indonesia and working with partners across Asia Pacific. The addition of the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region will enable more Indonesian organizations to leverage advanced technologies such as Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Database, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Mobile services, and more to drive innovation. Of course, the new region will also be open to existing AWS customers who would like to process and store data in Indonesia. We are already working to help prepare developers in Indonesia for the digital future, with programs like AWS Educate, and AWS Activate. Dozens of universities and business schools across Indonesia are already participating in our educational programs, as are a plethora of startups and accelerators.