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AWS adds Mumbai as sixth Asia-Pacific region

Mumbai has become Amazon Web Services' 13th location for services to be hosted in around the world.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its Mumbai region, with the new region available now to host a core set of products.

Mumbai will be without services such as CloudSearch, EC2 Container Service, AWS Directory Service, and SimpleDB, according to AWS, which also provided a full list of services available.

On pricing, the new region is in line with costs in Singapore, Sydney, and Seoul.

The new availability zone takes AWS to a total of 35 zones, situated at 13 worldwide locations, 6 of which are within the Asia-Pacific region.

The company said it now has three edge locations in India, at Mumbai, Chennai, and New Delhi.

AWS launched its Seoul datacentre in January.

Earlier this month, analyst firm Oppenheimer estimated that AWS would have revenue of $33.29 billion in 2020, and in 2023, its revenue would be $57.5 billion.

Meanwhile, a June storm took out AWS' datacentre in Sydney, knocking out the online presence of companies such as Domino's, Foxtel, and Stan.

The Sydney outage was eventually pinned on a power outage at a nearby substation and the failure of normal redundant power sources to kick in.

AWS acknowledged that following the storm, it will need to enhance its design to prevent similar outages, and plans to roll out changes to the Sydney region in July.