Amazon looks to India learnings to cut costs

IndiaTimes of India — BENGALURU: E-commerce giant Amazon is taking lessons learnt from its daily battles with India’s choked roads and cramped cities to some of its largest developed markets, exporting a model of cheaper deliveries and reduced warehousing costs. Online shopping is booming in India, where millions of consumers are newly able to access the internet thanks to cheap smartphones. For Amazon, it is already the largest contributor of new customers outside the United States.

AWS plans new data center cluster in South Korea

KoreaDatacenter Dynamics — Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will open new data centers in South Korea next year, as it continues to grow its global data center footprint in the face of stiff competition from rival cloud operators such as Microsoft and Google. The new AWS presence in South Korea will provide customers with quick, low-latency access to websites, mobile applications, games and cloud applications. In addition, it will allow organizations outside of Korea to reach end-users in South Korea with “very low” latency.

Amazon building new data centres in S Korea for cloud unit

KoreaToday Online — SEATTLE: in 2016 will open a new cluster of data centres in South Korea, as the Web retailer pushes deeper into Asia to compete with other cloud-computing providers such as Microsoft and Google. The facilities are for the machines that power Amazon Web Services, the business that rents data storage and computing power to other companies, rather than its online retail operations.

Amazon India sales grow fourfold in a year

IndiaTimes of India — MUMBAI: Amazon Inc’s India business has quadrupled in 2015 over the previous year as customers and sellers have risen more than threefold, helped by a similar surge in “fulfillment capacity” as online shopping gathers momentum across the country.

Do Rackspace And Amazon Have China Futures With Aliyun’s Overseas Growth?

ChinaChina Tech News — In March 2015, Aliyun launched its first data center in Silicon Valley as it was starting to provide cloud services to users in North America and the world. Foreign rivals like Rackspace and Amazon have had difficulties entering the China market, partly because of China’s obtuse ISP legal framework and partly because those foreign companies have limited support and brand awareness within China.

Why India is top investment destination for Amazon

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI/BENGALURU: Amazon is not planning to outrun other e-commerce players with its financial muscle and the Indian retail industry is big enough to see more than three to four players competing with each other in the long run, Diego Piacentini the company’s global head of international consumer business, told TOI.

India: The latest battleground for big cloud computing providers

IndiaFortune — IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services have opened, or will open, new data centers to take advantage of India’s tech-savvy populace. IBM opened a SoftLayer cloud data center in Chennai on Tuesday. It’s the company’s first in India, and the latest in a tech industry trend. A few weeks ago Microsoft announced three new Azure cloud data center regions in Pune, Hyderabad, and Chennai.

Amazon expects India to be its top foreign market

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Amazon expects India to overtake Japan, Germany and the UK to become its largest overseas market besides becoming the quickest to reach $10 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) in the company’s history. I can’t project the year but in the next few years India will be the second-biggest market for us (after the US) — there is no doubt,” said Diego Piacentini, senior vice president for international business at the world’s largest online retailer.

In Amazon vs Flipkart war, consumers are the winners

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: With the onset of the festive season, it’s raining discounts and even gold bars for customers of Flipkart and Amazon as both e-tailers are trying to woo shoppers with best deals and grab market share. Both firms have invested heavily on bringing the best deals for customers across categories like apparel, electronics and household items as well as on logistics to ensure speedy delivery to ensure the customer experience doesn’t suffer, analysts said.

Get ready for fireworks: Amazon pumps $190M into India ahead of festival boom

IndiaTech In Asia — Christmas comes early to India, so to speak. The biggest holiday season in this part of the world starts with Dussehra this month and goes on to the fireworks festival of Diwali in November. The ten-day Dussehra marks the triumph of good over evil or the victory of Rama over the demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. Diwali is celebrated with fireworks on a new moon night in a representation of light prevailing over darkness.

MediaTek chipsets power new Amazon devices

TaiwanDigi Times — MediaTek has announced that its chipset solutions will power an array of Amazon consumer products, including the Amazon Fire TV, and Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets. The new Amazon Fire TV is powered by MediaTek’s MT8173, a 64-bit quad-core processor and a multimedia SoC with ARM’s Cortex – A72 cores. The Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets are powered by MT8135, an up to 1.5 GHz quad-core processor.

PLDT gains AWS partner status, strengthens cloud portfolio

PhilippinesTelecom Asia — PLDT, through its tech company, ePLDT, continues to bolster its enterprise solutions portfolio with its recent inclusion in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). PLDT has also expanded its participation in the APN by being named an APN Direct Connect Partner, making it the only telco in the country to gain this status, the company said.

Jawbone bets big on Indian smart wearables market; partners Amazon

IndiaIndia Times — NEW DELHI: After Fitbit, it is now the turn of US-based Jawbone to foray into the Indian market with its range of fitness bands as it looks to tap into the growing health monitoring devices market in the country.  Jawbone has introduced three new devices, priced between Rs 4,999 and Rs 14,999, that will be available through e-commerce firm Amazon.

Amazon to launch video streaming service in Japan

JapanTimes of India — NEW DELHI: plans to launch its video streaming service in Japan for members of its Prime paid service as it gears up for Netflix’s planned entry into the country in September.  Amazon’s Prime members get unlimited access to videos under its Prime Instant Video service.

India No. 2 investment country for Amazon

IndiaTimes of India — BENGALURU: India has added new customers at the fastest rate for Amazon in its history of operations in multiple countries, the company’s head of international consumer business, Diego Piacentini, told TOI. India is also the second biggest investment country for the company after the US, he said, adding that India was key to Amazon’s future success.

Equinix Makes AWS Direct Connect Available in Osaka

JapanBenzinga — REDWOOD CITY and OSAKA: Equinix, Inc., a global interconnection and data center company, today announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in Equinix’s Osaka International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center (OS1). With AWS Direct Connect, companies across Asia can connect their privately owned and managed infrastructure directly to AWS, establishing a private connection to the AWS Cloud that reduces costs, increases throughput, and delivers more consistent application performance.

Reliance Arm Offers Direct Access to Amazon Web Services

IndiaNDTV — Reliance Communications’ arm Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday announced a direct access to Amazon Web Services via its cloud platform. “Using our Cloud X Fusion, businesses can take advantage of our enterprise grade connectivity from 90 countries to connect their on-premise environment into an Amazon Web Services port over our global infrastructure,” GCX chief executive Bill Barney said in a statement here.

Reliance arm offers access to Amazon web services

IndiaIndia TV News — Mumbai:  Reliance Communications’ arm Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday announced a direct access to Amazon web services via its cloud platform. “Using our Cloud X Fusion, businesses can take advantage of our enterprise grade connectivity from 90 countries to connect their on-premise environment into an Amazon web services port over our global infrastructure,” GCX chief executive Bill Barney said in a statement here.

RCom enterprise arm launches direct access to AWS via GCX’s Cloud X Fusion

IndiaEconomic Times — NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications’ enterprise arm, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has launched a direct access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) via GCX’s Cloud X Fusion in Sydney, with the ability to establish additional interconnections across multiple locations and offer enterprise customers fast, flexible access to the cloud.

Amazon’s next big task: Winning the Indian market

IndiaAmazon beat Q2 earnings expectations Thursday afternoon, sending the stock sky-rocketing. Growth in Amazon Web Services, the company’s profitable cloud computing business, soaked up much of the spotlight on the company’s subsequent earnings call, but there was one other topic that investors and analysts kept bringing up: India.