Amazon Web Service (AWS) has recently introduced that the company plans to invest $4.4 billion (about Rs 36,300 crore) by 2030. The investment will be used in building its second data center cluster in Hyderabad, India. Amazon.com Inc. Company, through the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) region, will facilitate developers, startups, and companies to “run workloads with greater resilience and availability, securely store data in India, and serve end users with low latency.” Such facilities will be operated in 30 geographies in the world. There is a similar facility in AWS in Mumbai, which was opened in 2016.
There is an exponent need for data centers in India that has shot with the rise in data consumption and cloud adoption. The rating agency, Crisil estimates that the data center capacity to double to reach 1,700-1,800MW by 2025 from the current power of 870MW.
This has prompted Adani Group to introduce significant investments in setting up data centers at multiple locations. In 2019, Oracle made an introduction of Gen 2 cloud regions in Mumbai and Hyderabad. Apart from this, Reliance has partnered with Microsoft to facilitate cloud services to small and medium enterprises in the country.
AWS marked its words by saying that the launch of its second AWS infrastructure region in India will be held in the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) region.
‘India cloud’ is set for significant expansion and innovation as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has donated $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 82 lakh crore) for the digital economy vision.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said that data centers are an essential element of the digital ecosystem. The investments made by AWS will be utilized for expanding their data centers in India. This expansion welcomes development and would help catalyze India’s digital economy.
The government’s upcoming policy, National Cloud and Data Centre Policy, envisages a significant increase in India’s capacity from the current 565MW to over 2,565MW.
With the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) region, the 96 availability zone of AWS across 30 geographic areas will launch 15 more Availability zones and 5 AWS regions in the countries like Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand.
The Availability zones place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations.