Second AWS region in China

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Ltd. (NWCD), a cloud services provider in China, have announced a strategic technology partnership and the launch of the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, the companies said.

The AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, joins the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, as the second AWS China Region and the seventh Region in Asia Pacific, along with AWS Regions in Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.

With this launch, AWS now provides 46 Availability Zones across 17 technology infrastructure regions globally, with announced plans for another 15 Availability Zones across five AWS Regions in Bahrain, France, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and the US.

Founded in 2015, the Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Ltd. (NWCD) is a licensed datacenter and cloud services provider, based in Ningxia. NWCD provides outstanding value-added telecommunications services to Chinese customers. Its businesses include Internet Data Center (IDC) services, Internet Access (ISP) services, and cloud computing (IRC) services. Headquartered in Zhongwei, Ningxia, NWCD is committed to leveraging cutting-edge technologies, high quality resources, and services to help Ningxia Zhongwei city government build and develop the Western Cloud Valley to serve the vast number of China-based developers, start-ups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits.

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