I am pleased to share that the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region has
transitioned from a Local Region into a standard region with three
Availability Zones (AZs), a broader (and growing) service portfolio,
free tier option, and new pricing options. The region joins the existing
25 AZs in eight AWS Regions across Asia Pacific in Beijing, Hong Kong,
Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Globally, AWS has
80 Availability Zones across 25 geographic regions, with plans to launch
15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Australia,
India, Indonesia, Spain and Switzerland.

Today’s news is not only a continuation of our investment and growth in
the country, it also marks a decade of AWS operating in Japan. Ten years
ago in March 2011, we launched the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region with
two AZs. In 2012, we launched a third Tokyo AZ, enabling our customers
to build highly available, fault-tolerant applications in Japan. In
2018, we launched the Osaka Local Region for select customers needing
greater distance between AZs for specific workloads such as storage and
data processing with compliance and security conformity requirements.

AWS customers using the expanded Osaka Region will gain access to an
extended service portfolio, have the ability to purchase on-demand
instances, and architect workloads across three AZs. At the AWS Summit
Tokyo 2018, one of our customers during his keynote requested that we
expand the Osaka Local Region into a standard AWS Region to provide
their users and customers across the country with more services and
lower latency. As you know, we listen to our customers!

The expansion of this region will also help customers meet requirements
for greater separation between AZs. AZs are designed for physical
resiliency to help maintain application availability in the event of
power outages, internet downtime, earthquakes, floods or other natural
disasters. Situated 400km from the AWS Tokyo Region, the AWS Osaka
Region will help customers better isolate issues and partition
applications across both AWS Regions in Japan.

AWS Global Infrastructure is built for performance, and the Osaka Region
offers low latency, low packet loss, and high overall network speeds for
customers planning to expand their workloads in both the AWS Asia
Pacific (Tokyo) and Asia Pacific (Osaka) Regions. The average latency
between the Osaka and Tokyo Regions is between 5-8ms. Customers with
latency-sensitive workloads in western Japan can use the Osaka Region as
their primary region.

We’re excited to help our customers in industries including public
sector, gaming, life sciences, media and entertainment, and finance
deliver low-latency applications for their own customers and users. Some
of our customers include Bellsystem24, Gibraltar Life Insurance, KDDI,
Kindai University, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Nabtesco Corporation,
NTT East, NRI, OGIS-RI CO. ltd., Prudential Life Insurance, Sony Bank,
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance,
among others.

We’re committed to helping Japanese businesses and organizations reach
their sustainability digitization goals by moving more workloads to the
cloud. The Japanese government has pledged to achieve zero greenhouse
gas emissions and realize a carbon-neutral society by 2050. We have a
commitment through The Climate Pledge to achieve net-zero carbon by 2040
– a decade well ahead of the goals set at the 2015 Paris Agreement. I’m
proud to say that we’re on track to drawing 100% of our energy needs
from renewable sources by 2025.

Over the past 10 years, we have invested in infrastructure, skills and
compensation, and we’re proud to have grown alongside customers in Japan
who welcomed us. Now that the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region is a
standard region, we are excited to see what our customers will build.

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