On May 17, 2023, Ben Otto wrote an article about Amazon.com’s cloud computing business. The article stated that Amazon Web Services plans to invest INR 1.56 trillion (US$12.81 billion) to expand its data centers in India. The investment is part of a long-term effort to expand the global reach of cloud services in India.
Amazon Web Services is the cloud computing arm of the Seattle-based tech giant. According to AWS, this move will support about 131,700 full-time jobs a year in India’s data center supply chain. AWS invested around INR 309 billion in India from 2016 to 2022, including the launch of two data center infrastructure regions in Mumbai and Hyderabad.
With hundreds of thousands of customers in India, AWS offers services that allow customers to rent compute, storage, and networking capabilities. Among its customers are government agencies such as the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, large corporations such as Axis Bank and HDFC Life, and customers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
In addition to its investment in India, AWS is expanding its overseas footprint to include other parts of Asia. In October, it announced plans to invest more than $5 billion in Thailand over 15 years, and in March, it announced a $6 billion investment in neighboring Malaysia over roughly the same period.
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