Amazon’s cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services (AWS), made public its plans to invest an additional $12.7 billion in India by 2030, the company announced in a statement in May.
Dubbed the world's most comprehensive and broadly-adopted cloud, AWS said this long-term investment will be used to build its cloud infrastructure in India and support over 1 million full-time jobs annually. AWS has already invested $3.7 billion in India from 2016 to 2022. With this new commitment, AWS’ total investment in the worlds’ most populous country will be US $16.4 billion.
“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,” Puneet Chandok, AWS India’s president of commercial business said.
The AWS Cloud covers 99 availability zones within 31 geographic regions around the world. The company also announced plans to add 15 more availability zones and five more AWS regions in Canada, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand and Thailand. AWS currently runs two data centers in India, one in Mumbai and another in Hyderabad.
Aside from AWS, other big tech companies, such as Microsoft and Apple, have also recently expanded their presence in India and announced plans to open additional data centers and factories in the region.