Amazon Web Services (AWS) is to open a new cloud region in Bangkok, Thailand.

The new AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region will consist of three Availability Zones and is part of the company’s commitment to invest more than $5 billion in country over 15 years. Timelines for roll-out weren’t shared.

“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,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at AWS. “The AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region will enable organizations to build with AWS technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, and Internet of Things. With these new tools, AWS is empowering governments to better engage with citizens, enterprises to innovate for their next phase of growth, and entrepreneurs to build businesses and compete on a global scale.”

AWS is also planning a Local Edge Zone in Bangkok as part its international roll-out.

Tencent has two availability zones within Bangkok, while Alibaba opened a Bangkok in May. In August Google announced plans for a Thai region.

Neither Microsoft nor Oracle has opened or announced plans for a Thai cloud region yet.

Get a monthly roundup of Hyperscale news, direct to your inbox.