Last update: 11:45 | 12/09/2017
Amazon Web Services (AWS) officially set up a legal entity in Viet Nam to support its customers using the company’s products, an AWS representative said at a conference last week.
AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon -- the world’s largest e-commerce empire. However, AWS has a distinct leadership and operating structure from Amazon’s parent company.
AWS provides cloud-based infrastructure services based on Amazon’s back-end technology platform.
AWS currently offers over 90 cloud services, such as computing, hosting, content provisioning and database, as well as analysis, application services, management and deployment, along with networking, direct download of applications and desktop virtual machines, mobile services, artificial intelligence and business productivity. There are also other cloud services that allow customers to build their applications and services and run them on the AWS cloud platform.
Paul Chen, AWS’s head of solutions architect in ASEAN, said enterprises and application developers could use one or combine a number of cloud services, and just pay for what they actually use. In addition, customers may choose from a variety of operating systems and different programming languages to build their applications.
In Viet Nam, a number of businesses use AWS services, such as Tiki Corporation, Massan Group, Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company and VTV Go -- an online TV service of Viet Nam Television.
Globally, several big brands also use AWS services, including Samsung, Coca Cola, HTC, Vodafone and LG, as well as many financial institutions and other public services.
AWS provides cloud services in more than 190 countries around the world, including startups, small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and government agencies, as well as non-profit organisations, institutes and educational centres.