AWS Launches Second Area in Japan


SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon Internet Companies, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com firm (NASDAQ:AMZN), at present introduced the launch of a second full area in Japan, the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area. The area is an enlargement of the present AWS Osaka Native Area, which opened to pick prospects in February 2018. The brand new area consists of three Availability Zones (AZs) and joins the present 25 Availability Zones in eight AWS Areas throughout Asia Pacific in Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Globally, AWS has 80 Availability Zones throughout 25 geographic areas, with plans to launch 15 extra Availability Zones and 5 extra AWS Areas in Australia, India, Indonesia, Spain, and Switzerland. Beginning at present, builders, startups, and enterprises, in addition to authorities, training, and non-profit organizations can leverage the brand new AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area to run their purposes regionally, serve end-users throughout Asia with decrease latency, and entry the broadest and deepest suite of companies obtainable within the cloud. For extra info on AWS’s world infrastructure, go to: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/.

“We launched the AWS Osaka Native Area to assist choose prospects run particular workloads in western Japan. Since then, prospects have requested AWS to launch a second full area with a number of Availability Zones and broad service choice within the nation, and at present we’re excited to ship on these requests,” mentioned Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of International Infrastructure and Buyer Help, AWS. “Along with the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Area, the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area gives prospects with even decrease latency to finish customers in Japan, in addition to the flexibility to architect workloads throughout a number of Availability Zones and a number of areas in Japan for even larger fault tolerance, resiliency, and availability.”

“Congratulations on the opening of AWS Osaka Area. The federal government has adopted a “cloud-by-default” precept and primary coverage prioritizing using cloud companies, and we welcome AWS as part of our companies,” mentioned Takuya Hirai, Member of the Home of Representatives and Minister of State for Digital Transformation. “The mission of the Japan Digital Transformation Company, scheduled to be established in September 2021, is to consider how programs needs to be run on the cloud to be able to promote standardization and interoperability, that are essential for each nationwide and native governments to advertise digitalization. In cooperation with varied corporations, together with AWS, we’ll do our utmost to advertise the digitalization of Japan.”

AWS Areas are comprised of Availability Zones, which place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic areas with sufficient distance to considerably scale back the chance of a single occasion impacting prospects’ enterprise continuity, but close to sufficient to offer low latency for top availability purposes. Every Availability Zone has impartial energy, cooling, and bodily safety and is linked through redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS prospects centered on excessive availability can design their purposes to run in a number of Availability Zones and throughout a number of areas to realize even larger fault tolerance. Moreover, Japanese prospects, from startups to enterprises and the general public sector, can have extra infrastructure to leverage superior applied sciences together with compute, storage, analytics, database, machine studying, Web of Issues (IoT), cell companies, and extra to drive innovation. The launch of a second AWS Area in Japan gives prospects with even decrease latency throughout the nation and helps catastrophe restoration purposes for enterprise continuity.

Clients and AWS Companions welcome the brand new AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area

Thousands and thousands of energetic prospects use AWS every month in over 190 nations around the globe, and tons of of 1000’s of energetic prospects use AWS companies in Japan every month to speed up innovation, improve agility, and drive price financial savings. Organizations throughout Japan shifting their mission-critical workloads to the cloud embody prospects equivalent to Bellsystem24, Gibraltar Life Insurance coverage, KDDI, Kindai College, Mitsubishi UFJ Monetary Group, Nabtesco Company, NRI, NTT East, OGIS-RI CO. ltd., Prudential Life Insurance coverage, Sony Financial institution, Sumitomo Mitsui Belief Financial institution, Tokio Marine & Nichido Hearth Insurance coverage, and lots of extra.

Mitsubishi UFJ Monetary Group (MUFG), whose enterprise operations embody industrial banks, belief banks, securities, and bank cards, adopted a cloud-first technique and introduced its full AWS deployment in 2017. “We now have been making regular progress in IT structure transformation and digitalization by leveraging AWS to construct new programs,” mentioned Hiroki Kameda, Managing Company Government and Group CIO of MUFG. “AWS enabled us to construct an enormous information platform for all our financial institution and group information in order that we are able to use it flexibly, streamline administrative processes equivalent to great information entry work utilizing AI, migrate part of a market danger administration system, and conduct utilized analysis in additional superior AI algorithms and different new applied sciences. We decreased giant prices by migrating and constructing a brand new system on AWS in comparison with on-premises. We now have been utilizing the AWS Osaka Native Area, and its enlargement into the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area will allow us to actively run much more workloads and programs to reinforce the agility and availability of our buyer companies. With digital expertise taking part in an more and more vital position in our competitiveness, we’ll proceed to develop our digital workforce each quantitatively and qualitatively to additional drive our digital transformation.”

Sony Financial institution is an Web financial institution established in 2001 as an asset administration financial institution for people. It gives varied monetary companies equivalent to overseas foreign money deposits, dwelling loans, funding trusts, and debit playing cards. “For the reason that finish of 2013, we’ve been step by step migrating our normal inside enterprise programs and banking peripheral programs onto AWS, and by the top of 2019, roughly 80 p.c of our programs had been operating on AWS,” mentioned Tatsuya Fukushima, Government Officer main the System Planning Division, System Growth Division, and System Administration Division of Sony Financial institution. “Consequently, infrastructure-related prices have been decreased by as much as 60 p.c in comparison with on-premises programs, and infrastructure procurement and building time have been lower by greater than half. We’re at present constructing a next-generation banking system on AWS with a cloud-native structure designed to make sure excessive availability by using the AWS companies in each the Tokyo and Osaka areas, so the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area is essential to our future plans. As an Web financial institution, we’ll proceed to enhance administration effectivity and supply services and products that meet our prospects’ wants.”

KDDI Company (KDDI), established in 2000, is engaged in telecommunications, Web, monetary companies, electrical energy distribution, clever client home equipment, and different companies each in Japan and abroad. KDDI began utilizing AWS as its official cloud vendor in 2016 after AWS met its stringent inside safety requirements. “I’m delighted that the AWS Osaka Native Area has expanded right into a full AWS Area in such a short while,” mentioned Akihiro Nakashima, Administrative Officer and Deputy Basic Supervisor, Service Planning and Growth Division, Options Enterprise Sector, KDDI Company. “KDDI at present develops and operates greater than 60 companies on AWS, such because the again finish for our energy provide enterprise ‘au Denki’, ‘au Dwelling’, which leverages IoT to make on a regular basis life extra handy, and the subsystem of ‘au PAY’, a smartphone service that permits cost with QR codes. Leveraging AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area, we can present extra enterprise continuity companies by way of multi-region operations in Japan.”

Based in 1983, OGIS-RI CO., ltd. is a world IT consulting agency offering info technique, programs integration, programs growth, community building, assist, and safety options. OGIS-RI CO., ltd. is a gaggle firm of Osaka Fuel Group. “Osaka Fuel was the primary in Japan to deploy IoT expertise in client fuel home equipment in April 2016 utilizing AWS. We now have since been promoting ENE FARM gas cells, fuel water heaters, and different merchandise linked to the Web across the clock,” mentioned Kosuke Nakatani, Director, Government Officer and Member of the Board, Head of IT Platform Service Division, OGIS-RI CO., ltd., which develops and manages the IT programs of Daigas Group (beforehand referred to as Osaka Fuel Group) corporations. “We use AWS to offer our enterprise prospects with ‘ekul,’ a easy information measurement service that measures and visualizes fuel and electrical energy utilization in actual time and transmits info to company prospects throughout the nation. We additionally present cloud integration companies based mostly on our expertise within the migration of on-premises enterprise programs to AWS and system growth on AWS. With the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area, we’re very happy to supply our prospects within the Kansai space a collection of a number of areas with low latency, enabling us to have even larger availability.”

Sansan, established in 2007, is the supplier of “SanSan,” a company enterprise card administration cloud service, and “Eight,” a enterprise card app, beneath the mission of “creating innovation by way of encounters.” Seita Fujikura, CTO of Sansan, mentioned, “Enterprise playing cards are the proof of enterprise encounters. SanSan and Eight clear up varied points that enterprise individuals face by precisely changing into information and using the enterprise playing cards which might be captured every single day. Our purposes are configured on a number of hundred Amazon EC2 cases. By using a wide range of AWS companies, we’re capable of considerably scale back prices and develop our merchandise based mostly on buyer requests. The AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area will assist us additional evolve our services and products and supply new worth as a enterprise infrastructure.”

Based in 1925, Kindai College gives studying to all ages and is likely one of the largest universities in western Japan with 48 departments starting from medication to the humanities with 52,000 college students enrolled. “Kindai College migrated our educating system and all 17 cloud-enabled enterprise programs to AWS from on-premises programs in 2015 based mostly on an estimation that the preliminary funding price can be decreased by about 70 p.c and the full price of preliminary funding and operating prices over 10 years can be decreased by one other 20 p.c in comparison with on-premises programs,” mentioned Takumi Ueda, Instructional and Administrative Data Programs Division of Kindai College. “AWS allows us to offer a strong, steady system for our college students and college, and the opening of the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area offers us the chance to offer elevated availability and even decrease latency.”

AWS Companion Community (APN) Companions welcomed the arrival of a second AWS Area in Japan. The APN contains tens of 1000’s of Unbiased Software program Distributors (ISV) and Programs Integrators (SI) around the globe. AWS Companions construct revolutionary options and companies on AWS, and the APN helps by offering enterprise, technical, advertising, and go-to-market assist. SI Consulting Companions supporting enterprise and public sector prospects migrating to AWS embody Classmethod, CTC, FUJISOFT, iret, NEC, NTT Information, SCSK, Serverworks and lots of others. APN ISVs in Japan together with Acroquest Expertise, AptPod, Digital Dice, Hatena, VMware, Works Human Intelligence, and lots of others, are already utilizing AWS to ship their software program to prospects around the globe and can serve their Japanese prospects from the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area at launch. Clients can even simply discover, trial, deploy, and purchase software program options for AWS on the AWS Market. For the total record of the members of the AWS Companion Community, please go to: https://aws.amazon.com/companions/.

NEC is an IT vendor that has been driving innovation in Japan since 1899 and is a premier consulting associate within the APN. NEC has a imaginative and prescient of making a constructive influence on society by way of technological advances. “The inauguration of the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area considerably broadens NEC’s service infrastructure providing in Japan, and we’re comfortable to assist speed up our prospects’ innovation efforts,” mentioned Toshifumi Yoshizaki, Senior Vice President, NEC. “NEC has an extended historical past as an AWS Companion, having joined the AWS Companion Community in 2012 and turning into a licensed Premier Consulting Companion in 2016. In 2020, we grew to become the primary firm in Japan to embark on a strategic corporate-level collaboration with AWS. This collaboration enabled us to offer higher-level managed companies to authorities and company prospects pursuing digital transformation. NEC Group might be rising the variety of AWS-certified personnel to three,000 over the subsequent three years and can proceed to assist large-scale cloud migration tasks by considerably strengthening its supply capabilities.”

VMware Cloud on AWS is a collectively engineered service that brings VMware’s enterprise-class software-defined information heart software program to the AWS Cloud. Delivered as an on-demand service with optimized entry to AWS companies, VMware Cloud on AWS allows IT groups to leverage the most effective of each worlds. “AWS is VMware’s most popular public cloud associate for all VMware vSphere-based workloads. And VMware Cloud on AWS is the popular AWS resolution for vSphere workloads,” mentioned Tadashi Yamanaka, Vice President and Basic Supervisor, VMware Japan. “We stay up for serving the wants of shoppers in Japan with the enlargement of VMware Cloud on AWS to the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area. This enlargement will present our prospects in western Japan with extra geographic variety and catastrophe restoration options. Clients all through the nation can even achieve extra flexibility to maneuver their vSphere workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS for utility modernization, in addition to improved agility, price and safety.”

Works Human Intelligence Co., Ltd (Works HI), the supplier of COMPANY, one of many high HR Payroll ERP software program bundle programs in Japan, is an ISV Companion with AWS. “Works HI first adopted AWS in 2012 once we launched the cloud model of our software program resolution COMPANY. We proceed to modernize the structure of the SaaS model of COMPANY and improve its performance by making use of the multitude of AWS companies obtainable in Japan.” mentioned Asahi Morita, Product Division Senior Basic Supervisor at Works Human Intelligence. “The opening of the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area helps us assist a larger variety of prospects with mission-critical operations and enterprise continuity assist with our COMPANY software program resolution by making it obtainable throughout a number of areas in Japan.”

Amazon’s Continued Funding in Japan

In March 2011, AWS launched the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Area with two Availability Zones as the corporate’s fifth AWS Area. A 3rd Tokyo AZ was added in 2012 and fourth in 2018 to assist prospects construct extremely obtainable and fault-tolerant purposes throughout the area’s 4 current AZs. In February 2018, AWS launched the Osaka Native Area to allow compliance with tips for purposes that require even larger distance between Availability Zones for choose prospects. As a response to additional buyer demand for the standard area in western Japan, at present AWS is extending the aptitude of the Osaka Native Area by increasing it into a regular AWS Area.

Amazon can be persevering with to spend money on the upskilling of native builders, college students, and the subsequent era of IT leaders in Japan by way of packages equivalent to AWS Academy and AWS Educate. AWS Academy gives greater training establishments with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares college students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. AWS Educate gives pupil entry to AWS companies and content material designed to construct data and abilities in cloud computing.

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