AWS plans to invest over USD 4.4 bn in India by 2030, launches infra region in Hyderabad

NewsDrum Desk
22 Nov 2022

Hyderabad, Nov. 22 (PTI): Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), on Tuesday announced the launch of its second AWS infrastructure Region in India—the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, A press release from the tech major said the new AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region is estimated to support an average of more than 48,000 full-time jobs annually through a planned investment of more than USD 4.4 billion (approximately Rs 36,300 crores) in India by 2030, it said.

Customers will have access to advanced AWS technologies to drive innovation including data analytics, security, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI), it said.

“The launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region supports India’s digital transformation and is part of our long-term investment in the country since opening our first office in 2011. Customers and partners in India will now have additional regional infrastructure to deploy applications with greater resilience, availability, and even lower latency,” Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at Amazon Data Services Inc said.

“We are proud to invest in the future of the Indian technology community and workforce, and we are committed to helping organizations across industries increase agility and drive innovation,” he added.

“As a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s USD 1 Trillion Digital Economy vision, the ‘India cloud’ is set for big expansion and innovation. Data centres are an important element of the digital ecosystem. The investments by AWS in expanding their data centres in India is a welcome development and would certainly help catalyze India’s digital economy,” Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology said.

“We welcome AWS’ commitment to invest approximately Rs 36,300 crores in the AWS Region in Hyderabad, which strengthens Telangana’s position as a progressive data center hub in India,” K. T. Rama Rao, minister for IT and Industries Telangana said.

The AWS’ USD 4.4 billion in India by 2030 through the new Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, includes capital expenditures on the construction of data centers, operational expenses related to ongoing utilities and facility costs, and purchases of goods and services from regional businesses.

The investment is also estimated to support an average of more than 48,000 full-time jobs annually at external businesses during this time. These jobs will be part of the AWS supply chain in India, including construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and jobs within the country’s broader economy.

The construction and operation of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region is also estimated to add approximately USD 7.6 billion (approximately Rs 63,600 crores) to India’s gross domestic product by 2030, AWS added. PTI GDK ROH ROH

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