Amazon ramping up cloud services for Thai businesses

Amazon Web Services has signed a new agreement with Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society and will make over 200 of its cloud-based services available to Thai businesses over the next 12 months, the company announced last week.

Integral to Amazon’s approach to building its business in Thailand are its contributions to building digital skills among the Kingdom’s public and private sectors. Several international consultancies recently rated Thailand among the most “digital ready” countries.

“Our work in Thailand over the past six years represents our long-term commitment to the government and the nation,” said Eric Conrad of Amazon Web Services (AWS). “We look forward to working with the Ministry, the Royal Thai Government, and our extensive network of partners to build a digitally skilled workforce, accelerate the country’s digital transformation, and solve some of the biggest challenges in society.”

Conrad said that the foundation of those efforts would be an “extensive network” of AWS partners and start-ups supporting customers throughout the migration process to the cloud. Companies such as Omise (fintech), True (internet and cable) and National Telecom are among Amazon’s partners.

AWS has a broad range of cloud offerings and services delivered through its partner ecosystem. They span storage, databases, networking and analytics, alongside machine learning, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality and application development.

“Thailand customers can also benefit from AWS’ edge computing technologies,” Conrad stated. “These include Amazon CloudFront, a content delivery network service built for high performance, security, and developer convenience, as well as AWS Outposts, a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to customer premises.”

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