[plug] Access speed to Amazon Web Services in Singapore?

Robert Parker rlp1938 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 06:44:24 WST 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Keith Bawden <keith at bawdo.com> wrote:
> <DISCLAIMER>I work at Amazon. Not for AWS so I cannot speak
> authoritatively on this :-)</DISCLAIMER>
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 20:58, Robert Parker <rlp1938 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Fred Janon <fjanon at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> Amazon announced a new zone in Singapore for 2010. Does anyone know if access would be faster from Perth than accessing the services in the US?
> I would assume it would be faster. AFAIK there are no direct submarine
> cable links from Perth to the US. The following map suggests this is
> the case:
> http://www.telegeography.com/products/map_cable/downloads/CableMap09_1600x1200.jpg
>> I don't know exactly but a year or 4 ago I made a purchase on Amazon US and it was shipped out of Hong Kong. My guess is that unless you pay for express delivery the shipping will be from wherever it costs least to Amazon.
> Your package would not have come from Hong Kong as Amazon does not
> have any fulfillment centers there.

It came from Hong Kong because it was post marked there.
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