Amazon Web Services is going to make the introduction of its plans regarding making the investments of $12.7 billion (roughly Rs. 1,05,600 crore) in cloud infrastructure in India by the end of 2030. This investment seems to meet growing customer demand for cloud services in India like country.
The investment in data centre infrastructure in India will support an estimated average of 1,31,700 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs. The information has been transmitted by the Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is Amazon’s cloud computing unit.
The inclusive positions are construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications and other jobs.
Along with this plans, the AWS is also planning to invest Rs. 1,05,600 crore in cloud infrastructure in India.
The permission of AWS’ investment between Rs. 30,900 crore ($3.7 billion) from 2016 to 2022 will bring its total investment in India to Rs. 1,36,500 crore ($16.4 billion).
Amazon Web Services has mentioned that this investment is estimated to contribute Rs. 1,94,700 crore to India’s total GDP by 2030.
AWS added that its investment in India has a ripple effect on the local economy in areas like workforce development, training and skilling opportunities, community engagement, and sustainability initiatives.
The company has two data centre infrastructure regions in India that are- AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region that was launched in 2016, and the other one is AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region that was launched in November 2022.
Amazon Web Services also mentioned that the two AWS Regions are designed in such a way that it can facilitate Indian customers with multiple options to run workloads with even greater resilience and availability, securely store data in India. This serves low latency to the users.
AWS has invested more than Rs. 30,900 crore in the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region. It has the sum of both capital and operating expenditures that are associated with constructing, maintaining and operating the data centres in that region.
The overall contribution of AWS’ overall contribution to India’s gross domestic product between 2016 and 2022 was more than Rs. 38,200 crore, and the investment supported nearly 39,500 FTE jobs in Indian businesses over the annual basis.
“Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision is to drive the expansion of cloud and data centres in India.
The latest investment will be helpful in catalyzing the India’s digital economy.
It is also said that MeitY is also working on a Cloud and Data Center Policy to catalyze innovation, sustainability, and growth of India Cloud.
Puneet Chandok, the president of commercial business, AWS India and South Asia has mentioned that the plan is going to help in the creation of beneficial ripple effects that supports India on its way to become a global digital powerhouse.
The company observed that hundreds of thousands of its customers in India run their workloads on AWS to save the cost, accelerate innovation, and make the increment over the speed to market.
Few of the government entities in are included in this such as the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, public healthcare institutions, large Indian enterprises, Axis Bank, HDFC Life and Titan, small and medium businesses, Qube Cinema and Narayana Nethralaya, along with some of the well-known start-ups.
AWS is helpful for Indian businesses in building their digital solutions at the local level that can be scaled globally through the AWS Partner Network (APN) where Indian partners can use programs, expertise and resources for building the market and sell customer offerings.