Amazon has announced two new India edge locations in Chennai and Mumbai for Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. These new edge locations will help lower latency and improve performance for end users in the region.
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network, that lets users host their websites on Amazon's global network of edge locations to serve dynamic, static and streaming content. Amazon Route 53 is an enterprise-grade DNS service that lets website owners provide end users a route to Internet applications by translating human readable names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1.
If you're already using CloudFront or Route 53, you don't need to do anything to your applications to take advantage of these new edge locations - requests from end users will automatically be routed to these locations for the best possible performance. These two sites bring the total number of AWS edge locations to 42 worldwide.
Commenting on the launch, Amazon said in a statement, "Many of our customers have large and growing user bases in India and surrounding countries, and our customers have frequently requested edge locations in India. The locations in India support all CloudFront and Route 53 capabilities, including delivery of your entire website (including dynamic content), live and on-demand streaming media, and security features like custom SSL certificates."
Regional Data Transfer Out pricing for India locations is cheaper than other locations in Asia, but more expensive when compared to United States and Europe.
|United States||Europe||Hong Kong,|
|First 10 TB / month||$0.120||$0.120||$0.190||$0.201||$0.250||$0.190||$0.170|
|Next 40 TB / month||$0.080||$0.080||$0.140||$0.148||$0.200||$0.140||$0.130|
|Next 100 TB / month||$0.060||$0.060||$0.120||$0.127||$0.180||$0.120||$0.110|
|Next 350 TB / month||$0.040||$0.040||$0.100||$0.106||$0.160||$0.100||$0.100|
|Next 524 TB / month||$0.030||$0.030||$0.080||$0.085||$0.140||$0.095||On request|
|Next 4 PB / month||$0.025||$0.025||$0.070||$0.075||$0.130||$0.090||On request|
|Over 5 PB / month||$0.020||$0.020||$0.060||$0.065||$0.125||$0.085||On request|