According to the corporate press release, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced a strategic technology partnership and the launch of the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Chinese developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations, can leverage AWS to run their applications and store their data in the new AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.
“Together with our partner NWCD, and with deep appreciation of the support we’ve received from the Zhongwei municipal government and Ningxia government, we’re excited to announce the launch of the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. The second AWS Region in China is part of AWS’s ongoing commitment to offer best-in-class cloud technologies to Chinese customers,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS. “For years, AWS and our partners have had an enthusiastic base of customers in China, a country with one of the world’s largest and most dynamic cloud ecosystems. Our customers build their businesses on AWS because in addition to being the world’s largest cloud, it has more functionality than any other cloud platform, an extensive partner community, and unmatched maturity, security, and performance. We’re taking this step jointly with the Ningxia government and our operating partner, NWCD, both of whom worked tirelessly with us to achieve this milestone. Coupled with the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, the second AWS China Region will serve as the foundation for new cloud initiatives in China, especially in Western China, helping to transform businesses, increase innovation, and enhance the regional economy.”
Thousands of active customers in China already use AWS China (Beijing) Region services, operated by Sinnet, and tens of thousands of Chinese customers use other AWS Regions around the world, including Aucma, BGI, BSH, Changyou.com, Cheetah Mobile, EF, Envision Energy, Hikvision, Hisense, iQIYI, Kunlun.com, Lenovo, and many more.