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Amazon woos cloud clients as Vietnam floats onshore data rules

AWS pause in Russia amid Ukraine war shows risk of offshore data centers: analysts

Amazon Web Services is an early mover in seeking data-center customers in Vietnam. Local players account for less that 20% of the market but the Vietnamese government wants to increase this to 70%. (Source photo by Getty Images) 

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Amazon is pitching companies in Vietnam to move data into its cloud, whose servers sit mainly overseas, while the government presses them to store it domestically.

Amazon Web Services is an early mover in seeking data-center customers in Vietnam, where it also recently introduced its global IT training program. But the world's biggest cloud computing company is expanding in the market as Hanoi tightens rules to keep data onshore and watches internet giants snub Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

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