Earlier this morning AWS launched their new region in India. This ushers in an amazing new revolution for Indian IT and technology companies. We’re super excited to get started on the new datacenter.
It shows up in the API/CLI as
ap-south-1 and is available for use right now! This post is a quick round-up of all the services available at launch with a few important details.
Obviously EC2 is available at launch but only with the latest and greatest processors, so we get the entire set of 4th generation hardware (
M4 instance classes) as well as the older 3rd generation
R3 instance classes. The India region is a little bit cheaper than the equivalent in Singapore (approximately 5% cheaper). A notable exception is the new
X1 instance that is used extensively for big SAP HANA workloads. We hope AWS launches these instances soon.
The AWS RDS service is in full force in India including (and this is interesting) Amazon’s Aurora database, a service that isn’t available in Singapore. In addition to Aurora all the usual suspects are also available, so you have access to Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB. Also a much requested feature that hasn’t been available in Singapore: Multi-AZ SQL Server is available in India.
S3 & Glacier
S3 and Glacier are of course fully availavle in India and at the same international price ($0.03 for S3 and $0.01 for Glacier per GB/month). This is going to be a huge boon to redundant backup and storage in India rendering a lot of existing data durability strategies obsolete.
NOT AVAILABLE: Lamdba + API Gateway
Both these exciting services are not available in India (yet). We hope AWS implements these quickly, CloudCover leverages serverless architectures extensively and Lambda is a lynchpin in many of our service offerings.
These are some of the services we were hoping would be available in India but are not present at launch:
- Amazon API Gateway
- Amazon Simple Email Service
- Amazon Database Migration Service
- Amazon AppStream
- Amazon CloudWatch Events
- Amazon Cognito
- Amazon EC2 Container Service
- Amazon Elastic Transcoder
- Amazon GameLift
- Amazon Inspector
- Amazon Kinesis Firehouse
- Amazon Machine Learning
- Amazon WorkDocs
- Amazon WorkMail
- Amazon WorkSpaces
- AWS Application Discover Service
- AWS CloudHSM
- AWS CodeCommit
- AWS CodePipeline
- AWS Data Pipeline
- AWS Device Farm
- AWS Directory Service
- AWS Lambda
- AWS Service Catalog
- AWS Storage Gateway