Indian cloud infrastructure to attract $12 bn from Amazon AWS

BusinessIndian cloud infrastructure to attract $12 bn from Amazon AWS


On May 18, 2023, Amazon Web Services – AWS announced that it plans to invest $12.7 billion, which is more than Rs. 1 lakh crore into India’s cloud infrastructure in the coming years. Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Adam Selipsky confirmed the same in his statement to the media.

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For the unversed, AWS is a leading cloud provider, and its investment is a vote of conviction in India’s future.

The idea to invest a huge amount by 2030 came when the company realized that there is a large demand for customers for cloud services in India. The company has been operating in India for over a decade, and it has funded heavily in the country. 

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The data centre infrastructure in India will attract systematic investment, which will create approximately 1,31,700 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in Indian businesses every year, said Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is Amazon’s cloud computing unit in a media release.

The new job positions will include construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and various other jobs as part of the data centre supply chain in the country.

AWS also mentioned how its investment in India will meet the local economy’s requirements in areas like workforce development, training, skilling opportunities, community engagement, and sustainability campaigns.

AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region introduced in 2016 and AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region launched in 2022 are the company’s two data centre infrastructure regions in the country. The company said that the 2 AWS regions are created to give the customers of India different options to run their workloads with good availability and resilience power, good security system for their data, and serve end-users with low latency. 

The new investment will allow the company to build more data centers and expand AWS’s network of edge locations in India. It will also help AWS to continue to grow its business in India and support the country’s economic development.

The company’s initiative to invest in the digital infrastructure of India will come in alignment with the Make in India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As such India is one of the fastest-growing cloud markets in the world.

AWS’s cloud services can help businesses in India to innovate and to become more competitive. The investment will also help India to become a leader in the global cloud market.

Amazon Web Services, Inc. is a subsidiary company of Amazon that delivers on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to persons, companies, and governments, on a metered, pay-as-you-go basis. Clients use AWS in a mixed format with autoscaling. The parent company of AWS is and AWS was founded on 3 March 2006. It has its headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. The other subsidiary companies include Annapurna Labs, AWS Elements, NICE Software, and Wickr.

AWS offers trustworthy, scalable, and affordable cloud computing services. It is a free-to-join platform and one has to pay only when they use it. It provides more than 200 fully featured services from data centers all over the world and is one of the most comprehensive adopted cloud in the globe.

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