Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced plans to invest $12.7 billion (INR 1,05,600 crores) into cloud infrastructure in India by 2030. This upcoming investment in data center infrastructure will serve the growing customer demand for cloud services in India. Over the last six years, AWS invested $3.7 billion in cloud infrastructure in India.
AWS claims that its investment in India has a ripple effect in the local economy in areas, such as workforce development, training and skilling opportunities, community engagement, and sustainability initiatives.
AWS already has two data center infrastructure regions in India – the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region and the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region.
“PM Narendra Modi ji’s Digital India vision is driving expansion of cloud & data centers in India,” said Rajeev Chandrashekhar, minister of state for electronics and information technology, skill development and entrepreneurship in India. “India Cloud and the underlying data center infrastructure are important elements of India’s digital infrastructure and ecosystem. I welcome the Amazon Web Services (AWS) investment of $12.7 billion to expand their data centers in India. It will certainly catalyze India’s digital economy. MeitY is also working on a Cloud & Data Center Policy to catalyze innovation, sustainability, and growth of India Cloud.”
“Since 2016, AWS has invested billions of dollars into cloud infrastructure in India to support the tremendous growth we have witnessed in the use of cloud for digital transformation,” said Puneet Chandok, president of commercial business, AWS India and South Asia (Amazon Web Services India Pvt. Ltd.).
Amazon mentioned that hundreds of thousands of customers in India already run their workloads on AWS. Some of them include Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Ashok Leyland, Axis Bank, HDFC Life, Titan, Havmor, Qube Cinema, Narayana Nethralaya, BankBazaar, HirePro, M2P, and Yubi.