Amazon Web Services (AWS) opens a second cloud computing center in India. The American giant is committed to investing $4.4 billion by 2030with the aim of supporting the market and expanding its tentacles in this gigantic market.
Amazon Web Services puts an additional $4.4 billion on India
According The Register, Amazon Web Services will open its second data center in the city of Hyderabad. The company promises to work 48,000 full-time people, just with its cloud business. AWS already dominates the Indian market. The company works with clients like Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Niti Aayog, PhysicsWallah and Acko. Amazon takes advantage of the dynamic instilled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the digital economy: the country wants to make the cloud a priority.
Obviously, data centers are an important part of the digital ecosystem. AWS’ investments in expanding its data centers in India are welcome and will definitely help catalyze India’s digital economy according to Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Minister of State for Information Technology, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship. The company is stepping up its efforts to keep a step ahead of its two main competitors : Microsoft and Google.
Over the past three months, Amazon Web Services has announced investment projects of $2.5 billion in Spain, $5.9 billion in Switzerland, $5 billion in Thailand, and over $5 billion. dollars in the United Arab Emirates. The company is in great shape and generates billions through its cloud business. India is a key market for Amazon. The American giant has already bet more than 6.5 billion dollars.
In an official statement, Prasad Kalyanaraman, Head of Infrastructure at Amazon Data Services, clarified that “ AWS plans for Hyderabad will help support India’s digital transformation and have been part of our long-term investment in the country since opening our first office in 2011. Our customers will now have additional infrastructure to deploy applications with greater resiliency, higher availability and even lower latency “.
AWS leadership says it’s proud to invest in India’s future and is committed to helping organizations across all industries increase agility and drive innovation.