Amazon Web Services sets foot in Malaysia


Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today that it has opened an office in the capital, to further support its rapidly growing customer base across Malaysia. The global cloud computing service leader will operate as AWS Malaysia here and will support businesses of all sizes including startups, SMBs, large enterprises and public sector customers.

AWS Malaysia will house a country manager, account managers, solution architects, partner and alliance managers, technical account managers, professional services and training service personnel.

Malaysia is a key growth market, alongside the rest of South East Asia. And thus AWS continues to invest to help businesses accelerate their move to the cloud.

The world, powered by AWS

Over a million customers across 190 countries choose AWS. This includes well-known startups like airbnb and expedia; entertainment and media businesses like Netflix; or even large corporates like GE, Shell and Unilever. With over 70 products and services, and over 10 years of experience, AWS is able to support almost any use case. From web applications, to big data, backup and storage to disaster recovery, media, gaming and healthcare, AWS is secure, compliant, infinitely scalable and cost effective.

AWS has seen 70% growth year-on-year (Q4 2015), making it a US$10 billion run business. It currently has a global infrastructure of 33 Availability Zones across 12 geographic regions worldwide. Another 5 AWS regions (and 11 Availability Zones) in Canada, China, India, Ohio, and the UK will be coming up throughout the next year.

The global network of AWS Edge locations cover 54 points of presence worldwide – US, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.

AWS continues to drive its low-cost strategy – it has reduced prices 51 times since it was launched in 2006.

Malaysia, powered by AWS

Closer to home, you’ll recognize brands like Maybank, AmInvest, edotco Group, Fraser & Neave Holdings Group (F&N), Fusionex, Grab, iflix, KFit, Kim Teck Cheong (KTC) and more businesses, powered by AWS.

AWS’s pay-as-you-go suite of cloud infrastructure services has distinct advantages. It eliminates upfront capital expenditure, reduce operating costs, removes the need for capacity planning, increases business agility and gives businesses instant global footprint.

Maybank is among the top 5 banks in South East Asia, with an international network of over 2,400 branches and offices across 20 countries. Maybank uses AWS in several areas including fast prototyping, and to power new pilot projects to accelerate development cycle and time to market for its services.

Kim Tech Cheong Consolidated Berhad (KTC), a 78-year old three-generation family run traditional business, is one of the largest FMCG businesses in East Malaysia. KTC moved its entire IT infrastructure from a local hosting provider to AWS three years ago. With AWS, KTC can grow its business without worrying about server costs, hardware maintenance or unexpected delays.

KFit is Asia’s leading mobile fitness-sharing platform to discover and reserve fitness activities. Launched in April 2015, it has rapidly expanded to more than 10 cities across eight countries in the region. KFit runs its entire core infrastructure on AWS. AWS helped KFit keep costs low and allowed it to concentrate on building its products, optimize resources and performance. AWS’ ability to scale-on-demand was instrumental in KFit’s meteoric rise. Since its launch, KFit has seen over 250,000 app downloads, and it receives 2 bookings every minute.

iflix is Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand entertainment platform, delivering over 11,000 hours worth of streaming content in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. AWS enabled iflix to deploy its services quickly into different countries in a short amount of time. Within seven months from its official launch, it grew to over 1 million customers. iflix utilized AWS from the ground up, and recently advanced AWS capabilities to include real-time data analytics to better understand subscribers’ preferences.

Fusionex is an AWS Technology Partner that speciailises on analytics, big data and IoT. It focuses on helping clients manage, understand and make use of data.

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