AWS has launched new Edge locations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The company said the new locations offer Edge networking services including Amazon CloudFront and AWS Global Accelerator that are integrated with security service AWS Shield, which includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), Web Application Firewall (WAF), and bot protection.

Hanoi, Vietnam at night
– Greg Hayter

CloudFront is AWS’ Content Delivery Network (CDN) service; the network has more than 310 Points of Presence (300+ Edge locations and 13 regional mid-tier caches) in more than 90 cities across almost 50 countries.

AWS has APAC CloudFront locations in Japan (Tokyo and Osaka); South Korea (Seoul); India (New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore/Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata); Indonesia (Jakarta); Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur); The Philippines (Manilla); Thailand (Bangkok); Taiwan (Taipei); and Singapore.

AWS Global Accelerator is a global traffic management service designed to find the optimal pathway to the nearest regional endpoint.

Hanoi was previously listed as one of the cities AWS plans to launch a Local Edge Zone in at some point over the next couple of years. The company launched its on-premise OutPost service in the country last year.

None of the large hyperscalers have announced any plans for a dedicated cloud region in Vietnam, though Gaw, CMC Telecom, Vittel, and NTT are all developing large facilities in the country within Ho Chi Minh.

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