Amazon will open a Malaysian infrastructure region
Customers will be able to execute workloads and securely store data in Malaysia while providing even reduced latency for end users thanks to AWS Region.
AWS’s dedication to satisfying the region’s and Malaysia’s high demand for cloud services is reflected in the establishment of the New Region.
By 2037, AWS intends to spend $6 billion (or MYR 25.5 billion) in Malaysia.
Business Wire – Seattle AWS, a division of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), has today announced intentions to open a region for its infrastructure in Malaysia. The new AWS Region will offer developers, startups, businesses, and enterprises, as well as governmental, educational, and nonprofit institutions, more options for using Malaysian data centres to host their applications and provide end users with services. AWS intends to spend $6 billion (or about MYR 25.5 billion) in Malaysia by 2037 as part of its commitment to the area. Visit aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure for more details on AWS Global Infrastructure.
AWS has committed to making the biggest foreign technology investment in Malaysia to date, which will advance the Malaysia Madani vision of a highly skilled, creative, prosperous, and sustainable economy, according to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s Prime Minister. “Providing Malaysian businesses of all sizes with access to world-class AWS infrastructure, cutting-edge technologies, and cloud skills programmes will open doors for them to grow locally and internationally, nurture a highly skilled workforce, create new jobs, and promote long-term economic growth. The announcement made today affirms Malaysia’s position as a leader in the global digital economy, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with AWS to progress our country’s cloud-first aspirations.
“The new AWS Region represents our strong and ongoing commitment to customers and organisations in Malaysia, as well as our commitment to meeting the significant and quickly expanding demand for cloud services throughout Southeast Asia. According to Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at AWS, “We are pleased to support Malaysia’s digital transformation with the highest levels of security and dependability available on AWS cloud infrastructure. “We look forward to assisting Malaysian institutions, startups, and businesses in delivering cloud-powered applications to fuel economic growth throughout the nation and to spur job creation, skills training, and educational opportunities in the communities surrounding our data centres,” the company says.
Three Availability Zones will make up the new AWS Region when it launches, adding to the 99 Availability Zones that are already spread across 31 geographical regions worldwide. AWS has plans to introduce 15 additional Availability Zones and five additional AWS Regions in Canada, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand with today’s announcement. AWS Regions are made up of Availability Zones, which place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic areas close enough to offer low latency for high availability applications that use multiple Availability Zones but far enough away to significantly reduce the risk that a single event will have an impact on customers’ business continuity. Each Availability Zone is linked by redundant, ultra-low latency networks and has independent power, cooling, and physical security. Customers of AWS who prioritise high availability can increase fault tolerance by designing their applications to run across numerous Availability Zones and Regions.
Customers with preferences for data residency will be able to store data securely in Malaysia through the new AWS Region, which will also help customers achieve even reduced latency and meet the demand for cloud services in Southeast Asia. Customers will be able to use cutting-edge technologies from the top cloud in the world to foster innovation, including startups, enterprises, government agencies, and nonprofits. Amazon has the most comprehensive and in-depth service offering, including cloud computing, mobile services, storage, analytics, compute, databases, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and other cloud technologies.
The AWS Area in Malaysia is welcomed by the public
Malaysian businesses are among the millions of active users of Amazon in more than 190 different nations. Malaysian businesses use AWS to develop, increase cost efficiencies, and shorten time to market. Astro Malaysia Berhad, Axiata Group, Bank Islam Malaysia, CelcomDigi, Johor Corporation, PayNet, and Petroliam Nasional Berhad are some of the clients of AWS (PETRONAS). Customers in the Malaysian public sector use AWS to achieve cost reductions and improve local citizen services. These clients include Tenaga Nasional Berhad, BeEducation, Cybersecurity Malaysia, the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, and Asia Pacific University of Science & Innovation (TNB). Baba Products, Carsome, Omesti Berhad, and StoreHub are just a few examples of Malaysian startups and small companies that are constructing their companies on AWS in order to quickly grow nationally and internationally.
PayNet, the national payments network and shared central infrastructure for Malaysia’s financial market sector, runs its MyDebit cashless payment system and other crucial banking workloads on AWS. Farhan Ahmad, group CEO of PayNet, said, “As the country’s operator of real-time retail payments infrastructure, we utilise AWS to satisfy the reliability, security, scalability, and compliance requirements of our customers. “The opening of an AWS Region in Malaysia gives us lower-latency access to cloud services, enhancing the seamless payment experience for our clients. We’re interested to see how this development can help other local businesses innovate quickly and seize new possibilities.
Since 2014, PETRONAS, a multinational energy and solutions provider with operations in more than 50 nations, has used AWS. We were able to use the cloud as an accelerator thanks to our work with AWS, which helped our digital solutions. In order to pursue new growth possibilities, we have also taken advantage of Amazon’s working backwards methodology to scale innovation best practises across the group, according to Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik, president and group CEO of PETRONAS. “With the opening of the AWS Region in Malaysia, we look forward to further enhancing our partnership with AWS to develop scalable solutions, provide greater value to our stakeholders, and contribute to Malaysia’s goal of becoming a regional leader in the digital economy,” the statement reads.
Pos Malaysia, the country’s primary postal and parcel service provider, operates more than 3,500 retail touchpoints and has the biggest delivery and retail network in the nation, serving more than 10 million addresses. Pos Malaysia anticipates migrating the overwhelming majority of its IT infrastructure to AWS by 2023 as part of the company’s digital transformation. Sumesh Rahavendra, chief strategy and digital officer at Pos Malaysia, said, “As we continue on our digital transformation journey to deliver a better customer experience, our collaboration with AWS has been instrumental in streamlining our processes, reducing IT costs by 50%, and driving greater organisational agility. “We are pleased to announce the opening of an AWS Region in Malaysia and look forward to integrating deep analytics and machine learning initiatives into our operations to help further develop our products and services, enabling us to bring smiles to the last mile,” the company said.
TNB provides service to more than 9.5 million commercial, industrial, and residential customers nationwide and is the biggest electricity utility supplier in Malaysia. Since 2020, TNB and AWS have worked together to create smart energy solutions, accelerate digital transformation, and enhance customer experience. Azlan bin Ahmad, TNB’s chief information officer, stated that the company was on a quest to transform digitally and go beyond providing utilities. “We will accelerate the release of cutting-edge digital services, allowing customers to more easily monitor and control their energy consumption. This will be accomplished by leveraging world-class AWS services, such as compute, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. We applaud the opening of an AWS Region in Malaysia, which will improve businesses’ efficiency and agility while enabling them to offer a broader variety of services that will enhance the quality of life for residents.
The new Amazon Region is also welcomed by Malaysian AWS Partners.
Tens of thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs) from all over the globe are part of the AWS Partner Network (APN). The APN assists AWS Partners in developing cutting-edge products and services on AWS by offering clients business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market assistance. Mission-critical applications can be deployed on AWS with the assistance of AWS ISVs, SIs, and consulting partners. They also offer a complete range of monitoring, automation, and management services for customers’ cloud environments. Axrail, eCloudvalley, Exabytes, G-AsiaPacific, GHL, Maxis, Radmik Solutions Sdn Bhd, Silverlake Axis, Tapway, Uberfusion, and Wavelet are a few examples of Malaysia-based Amazon Partners. Visit aws.amazon.com/partners for the complete list of AWS Associates.
Leading converging solutions supplier in Malaysia and AWS Advanced Tier Services Partner is Maxis. 2019 saw the signing of a strategic collaboration deal between Maxis and AWS to offer cutting-edge cloud technologies made possible by 4G to organisations looking to boost performance, productivity, and innovation. Goh Seow Eng, CEO of Maxis, stated, “Maxis aspires to be the one-stop shop for all IT and connectivity services in Malaysia, and we see AWS as a key factor in assisting us accomplish this goal. “In line with the government’s cloud-first ambition, we look forward to giving companies in Malaysia greater access to top-tier cloud solutions to accelerate cloud adoption and empower businesses to be better prepared for Industry 4.0.”
AWS Software Partner and provider of business software and services, Silverlake Axis. In modernising 25 omnichannel applications like transactions, loans, payments, and digital interaction, Silverlake Axis has been able to build a future vision of its digital solution, according to Andrew Tan, group managing director at Silverlake Axis. We can now provide clients with a variety of digital solution combinations with pay-as-you-go pricing, resulting in a seamless and personalised customer experience across all channels and devices. An AWS Region in Malaysia will revolutionise the IT services sector by offering regulated, secure, high-performing, resilient infrastructure for insurtech companies or digital finance workloads. This will enable our customers to rapidly switch to utilising the cloud’s advantages and speed up the launch of new features.
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