AWS has had a presence in Japan for a very long time! We opened the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Area in March 2011, added a 3rd Availability Zone (AZ) in 2012, and a fourth in 2018. Since that launch, clients in Japan and world wide have used the area to host an extremely huge number of functions!

We opened the Osaka Native Area in 2018 to offer our clients in Japan a catastrophe restoration possibility for his or her workloads. Positioned 400 km from Tokyo, the Osaka Native Area used an remoted, fault-tolerant design contained inside a single knowledge middle.

From Native to Normal
I’m joyful to announce that the Osaka Native Area has been expanded and is a now a regular AWS area, full with three Availability Zones. As is at all times the case with AWS, the AZs are designed to offer bodily redundancy, and are in a position to stand up to energy outages, web downtime, floods, and different pure disasters.

The next providers can be found, with extra within the works: Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Amazon API Gateway, Auto Scaling, Application Auto Scaling, Amazon Aurora, AWS Config, AWS Personal Health Dashboard, AWS IQ, AWS Organizations, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Shield Normal (regional), AWS Snowball Edge, AWS Step Functions, AWS Systems Manager, AWS Trusted Advisor, AWS Certificate Manager, CloudEndure Migration, CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon CloudFront, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Events, Amazon CloudWatch Logs, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Database Migration Service, AWS Direct Connect, Amazon DynamoDB, Elastic Container Registry, Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), EC2 Image Builder, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon EMR, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon EventBridge, AWS Fargate, Amazon Glacier, AWS Glue, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Snowball, AWS Key Management Service (KMS), Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, AWS Lambda, AWS Marketplace, AWS Mobile SDK, Community Load Balancer, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Route 53, Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF), AWS VPN, VM Import/Export, AWS X-Ray, AWS Artifact, AWS PrivateLink, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

The Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area helps the C5, C5d, D2, I3, I3en, M5, M5d, R5d, and T3 occasion sorts, in On-Demand, Spot, and Reserved Occasion kind. X1 and X1e cases can be found in a single AZ.

Along with the AWS areas in Tokyo and Osaka, clients in Japan additionally profit from:

  • 16 CloudFront edge places in Tokyo.
  • One CloudFront edge location in Osaka.
  • One CloudFront Regional Edge Cache in Tokyo.
  • Two AWS Direct Connect places in Tokyo.
  • One Direct Join location in Osaka.

Listed here are typical latency values from the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area to different cities within the space:

Metropolis Latency
Nagoya 2-5 ms
Hiroshima 2-5 ms
Tokyo 5-Eight ms
Fukuoka 11-13 ms
Sendai 12-15 ms
Sapporo 14-17 ms
Seoul 27 ms
Taipei 29 ms
Hong Kong 38 ms
Manila 49 ms

AWS Clients in Japan
As I discussed earlier, our clients are utilizing the AWS areas in Tokyo and Osaka to host an extremely huge number of functions. Right here’s a sampling:

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) – This monetary providers firm adopted a cloud-first technique and did their first AWS deployment in 2017. They’ve constructed an information platform for his or her banking and group knowledge that helps them to streamline administrative processes, and in addition migrated a market danger administration system. MUFG has been utilizing the Osaka Native Area and is planning to make use of the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area to run extra workloads and to assist their ongoing digital transformation.

KDDI Corporation (KDDI) – This diversified (telecommunication, monetary providers, Web, electrical energy distribution, client equipment, and extra) firm began utilizing AWS in 2016 after AWS met KDDI’s stringent inside safety requirements. They presently construct and run greater than 60 providers on AWS, together with the backend of the au Denki utility, utilized by customers to watch electrical energy utilization and charges. They plan to make use of the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Area to provoke multi-region service to their clients in Japan.

OGIS-RI – Based in 1983, this world IT consulting agency is part of the Daigas Group of firms. OSIS-RI gives data technique, techniques integration, techniques improvement, community building, assist, and safety. They use AWS to offer their enterprise clients with ekul, an information measurement service that measures and visualizes fuel and electrical energy utilization in actual time and ship it to company clients throughout Japan.

Sony Bank – Based in 2001 as an asset administration financial institution for people, Sony Financial institution gives providers that embody overseas forex deposits, residence loans, funding trusts, and debit playing cards. Their gradual migration of inside banking techniques to AWS started in 2013 and was 80% full on the finish of 2019. This migration lowered their infrastructure prices by 60% and greater than halved the time it as soon as took to obtain and construct out new infrastructure.

AWS Assets in Japan
As a fast reminder, enterprises, authorities and analysis organizations, small and medium companies, educators, and startups in Japan have entry to all kinds of AWS and group assets. Right here’s a sampling:

Out there Now
The brand new area is open to all AWS clients and you can begin to make use of it at this time!

Jeff;

 





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