AWS has expanded its presence to more than 190 countries with operations across 42 availability zones in major markets, such as North America, South America, Europe, and APAC. The company is expanding its presence in new markets through data centers. In addition, AWS serves its solutions through channel partners. AWS Partner Network (APN) includes APN consulting partners and APN technology partners. The consulting partners associated with APN include VARs, strategic consultants, system integrators, and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). AWS offers its cloud services to diverse set of customers including enterprises, startups or public-sector entities. In the recent past, the company has adopted major growth strategies, such as new product launches, expansions, and partnerships with other technology companies. This has helped AWS to expand its customer base in the IoT analytics marketplace. For instance, in December 2016, AWS partnered with Salesforce.com to integrate Salesforce.com’s platform with Amazon Redshift, Amazon AppStream 2.0, and AWS IoT Amazon Virtual Private Networks.