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Posted on October 28, 2022 by

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September 17, 2022, Seattle An infrastructure Region will be established in Thailand by Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Three Availability Zones will make up the new AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region, which will be added to the existing 87 Availability Zones spread across 27 geographical regions. Eight more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand will total 24 additional Availability Zones, according to plans released by AWS globally. Customers who want to keep their data in Thailand will be able to do so thanks to the upcoming AWS Region in Thailand, which will allow developers, startups, businesses, as well as governmental, educational, and nonprofit institutions to run their applications and serve end users from AWS data centres located in Thailand. AWS also intends to invest an estimated $5 billion (190 billion baht) in Thailand over a 15-year period as part of its commitment to the area. Visit aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure for additional details about AWS Global Infrastructure.

According to Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at AWS, “We are committed to supporting Thailand’s digital transformation through our local infrastructure investments and fast pace of innovation, helping Thailand-based customers unlock the full potential of the cloud to transform the way businesses and institutions serve their stakeholders.” Organizations will be able to develop using AWS technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, and the Internet of Things thanks to the AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region. With the help of these new tools, AWS is enabling governments to interact with citizens more effectively, businesses to innovate for the next stage of growth, and entrepreneurs to launch new ventures and compete globally.

According to His Excellency Mr. Supattanapong Punmeechaow, deputy prime minister of Thailand and minister of Energy, “AWS’s plan to build data centres in Thailand is a significant milestone that will bring cutting-edge cloud computing services to more organisations and help us deliver our Thailand 4.0 ambition to create a digitised, value-based economy.” The Royal Thai Government is pleased to work with AWS, the top cloud service provider in the world, to bring secure and dependable cloud infrastructure of the highest calibre to Thailand. The investment made by AWS will improve the country’s competitiveness, produce substantial long-term economic benefits, and support the development of a highly skilled workforce.

His Excellency Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, minister of the Thailand Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, stated that “An AWS Region in Thailand would assist enterprises and government agencies offer enhanced digital services that will benefit our nation’s population for decades to come” (MDES). “MDES and AWS have been collaborating to modernise legacy infrastructure and enhance operations in order to support the government’s digital transformation. With AWS’s investment, Thailand will go a step closer to its digital future.

One of the key engines of the digital economy is cloud computing. The Thailand Board of Investment’s secretary general, Mr. Narit Therdsteerasukdi, stated, “We applaud AWS’s plans to develop a Region in Thailand, which will assist strengthen our position as an innovation powerhouse in Asia and a top investment destination. The AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region will assist Thailand become more competitive internationally while fostering economic growth in all sectors of the Thai economy.

AWS Regions are made up of Availability Zones, which place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic areas close enough to offer low latency for high availability applications that use multiple Availability Zones but far enough away to significantly reduce the risk that a single event will have an impact on customers’ business continuity. Each Availability Zone is connected by redundant, ultra-low latency networks and has separate power, cooling, and physical security. Customers of AWS that prioritise high availability can increase fault tolerance by designing their applications to run across various Availability Zones and Regions.

Customers with data residency preferences or requirements will be able to safely store their data in Thailand with even reduced latency thanks to the new AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region. Customers will be able to leverage cutting-edge technologies from the leading cloud in the world to foster creativity, including startups, companies, government agencies, and charities. The Internet of Things (IoT), computation, databases, analytics, mobile services, storage, and other cloud technologies are just a few of the services that AWS provides.

Thailand’s businesses are among the millions of active users of AWS in more than 190 different nations. Several Thai companies, including 2C2P, CP All Plc., Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Energy Response Co. Ltd. (ENRES), Papyrus Studio, PTT Global Public Company Limited (PTT), Siam Cement Group (SCG), Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, The Stock Exchange of Thailand, and others, use AWS to run their workloads in order to speed up innovation, improve agility, and achieve cost savings.

In Thailand and Cambodia, more than 13,000 7-Eleven locations are solely run by CP All Plc. Since our clients could no longer visit us in person during the epidemic, Wiwat Pongritsakda, vice president, chief information officer, and cyber security officer at CP All Plc, noted that using AWS allowed them to be flexible and serve their demands. In less than six months, we developed our 7-Eleven and 7-Delivery applications on AWS, enabling users to buy goods from the nearest convenience store, order packages online, accrue and redeem points, and utilise an e-wallet to make payments online. In order to continue offering our consumers a smooth digital experience, we have made investments in data analytics and machine learning technologies, such Amazon Personalize, which enables us to suggest the best goods to them. We will be able to continue to speed our digitalization journey and swiftly respond to changes in consumer purchasing habits with the aid of the new AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region, all while providing our 7-Eleven consumers with cutting-edge and customised experiences.

IoT and artificial intelligence (AI) are two technologies that ENRES, a company, employs to improve energy use for companies and buildings around Asia. “As a young firm, we had to be very careful about how and where we spent our money and how to expand effectively. Paisit Jarunnamsiri, chief technology officer at ENRES, said that the AWS Activate programme provided technical assistance and credits that were crucial in assisting ENRES in developing our proof-of-concept platform in the cloud. “Given the increasing danger posed by climate change and the limited resources on our planet, we think that IoT, AI, and other cutting-edge technologies can help businesses optimise their use of energy and cut costs while helping the environment. We are excited to build on our productive partnership with AWS and give more clients access to greater energy optimization with the introduction of the new AWS Region in Thailand.

The largest integrated petrochemical company in Thailand is PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC). According to Nattapol Jongjaroonkiat, head of Digital Transformation at PTTGC, “our partnership with AWS has enabled us to drive digital transformation across our business by leveraging consistent and reliable infrastructure that helps us scale.” “PTTGC constructed a data lake on AWS that enables us to ingest data more quickly and perform machine learning and analytics use cases, like a BPA Catalyst Life Prediction solution, to examine the environmental factors that have an influence on the lifetime of the catalyst that we use in our company. Enhancing operational effectiveness and cutting costs in the manufacturing of petrochemicals requires an understanding of the ideal circumstances that will prolong the catalyst’s life. We are eager to work even more closely with AWS to advance petrochemical industry innovation through the AWS Region in Thailand.

With more than 1,900 service stations nationwide and more than 3,700 Café Amazon locations in Thailand and abroad, PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited (OR) is a major retailer of petroleum products and retail companies in Thailand. We worked together with AWS to move our loyalty management system to the cloud, which served as the basis for a new all-in-one app that aims to be a one-stop shop for all lifestyles “Wison Suntharachan, senior executive vice president of corporate strategy and sustainability at OR, made the statement. “The energy sector is experiencing substantial change, therefore we are eager for the new AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region to support our efforts to diversify our business and promote sustainable growth while assisting us in keeping up with the speed of technological progress.

Leading business conglomerate SCG has been adhering to excellent corporate governance and sustainable development principles for more than a century. SCG is located in the ASEAN area. Since its inception, SCG has expanded and diversified into three main industries: cement and construction materials, chemicals, and packaging. “Technology is essential to our business as we work to create cutting-edge goods, services, and solutions that satisfy the wide range of client demands while navigating the quickly shifting market landscape. According to Yuttana Jiamtragan, vice president of corporate administration at SCG, “as part of our partnership with AWS, SCG and our subsidiaries migrated our entire SAP enterprise resource planning software from on-premises to the cloud, which helped us increase agility, reduce costs, and accelerate innovation. We intend to upgrade non-SAP apps like CPAC Green Solution and Vendor Managed Inventory System on AWS in order to further our digital-first aspirations. We can provide sustainable change in Thailand thanks to an AWS Region.

Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University offers distant learning for lifelong learning. The university’s 200,000 students are served via a vast network of regional remote learning centres around the nation. Dr. Sarun Nakthanom, director of IT at STOU, stated, “We chose AWS as our strategic cloud provider to execute on our ambition of being a digital university. Following the migration of our complete IT infrastructure, which included 137 server instances, STOU became the first institution in Thailand to go fully all-in on AWS. We have been able to speed up the release of digital services to give our students a more engaging experience because we are entirely working in the cloud. 60 university departments were able to provide 700 online courses over the course of three months because to the scalability of AWS, as opposed to the five years it would have taken if we had constructed and housed our e-learning platform internally. We are excited to discover that there will be an AWS Region in Thailand to support STOU’s efforts to further digitally modernise its systems.