Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the opening of its second AWS infrastructure Region in India on Tuesday, in Hyderabad, which will support over 48,000 full-time employees annually with a planned investment of more than $4.4 billion (Rs 36,300 crore) in the nation by 2030.
The business estimates that the development and operation of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region will add roughly $7.6 billion (Rs 63,600 crore) to India’s GDP by 2030. The Hyderabad region will make it easier for developers, startups, entrepreneurs, and businesses, as well as government, education, and charitable organizations, to run their apps and service end users from data centers in the country.
The new AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region is part of AISPL’s long-term commitment to India to invest in cloud infrastructure, give the training to upskill the nation with digital capabilities, create more local jobs, and enable more sustainable future.
Further, Customers will get access to powerful AWS technologies like data analytics, security, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to help drive innovation (AI). According to Rahul Sharma, President, Public Sector, AWS India and South Asia, AISPL, “our clients will have more choice and flexibility to build new features, store vital data within India, and grow their solutions” with the addition of a second AWS Region in India.
According to Sharma, the Indian government is already leading innovation and creating impact at scale through transformational programs. These programs include Co-WIN, eSanjeevaniOPD, and DigiLocker, and all of them have to host on AWS.
Customers now have more alternatives for running workloads with improved resilience and availability, securely storing data in India, and serving end users with lower latency. Also, customers in India using AWS include Acko General Insurance, Axis Bank, Clevertap, Digital India Corporation (MeitY), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, the Government of Telangana, HDFC Bank, Jupiter, Lendingkart, National Skill Development Corporation, PhysicsWallah, and Tata Elxsi.
According to Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at Amazon Data Services Inc., customers, and partners in India will now have the additional regional infrastructure to deploy applications with improved resilience, availability, and even reduced latency.
Further, AWS now has 96 Availability Zones over 30 geographic locations, with plans to establish 15 more Availability Zones and five additional AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand.
Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, stated, “As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s $1 trillion digital economy ambition, the ‘India cloud’ is primed for significant growth and innovation.”
Data centers are critical components of the digital ecosystem. AWS’s investments in developing data centers in India are a good move that will assist in catalysing India’s digital economy.
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