Amazon Web Services to launch its second facility in Hyderabad
AWS intends to invest an estimated Rs 36,300 crores in India by 2030 through the new AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region
HYDERABAD: Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, its second AWS infrastructure Region in India, on Tuesday.
AWS intends to invest an estimated Rs 36,300 crores in India by 2030 through the new AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, which will include capital expenditures for data centre construction, operational expenses for ongoing utilities and facility costs, and purchases of goods and services from regional businesses.
The investment is also estimated to support an average of more than 48,000 full-time jobs annually at external businesses during this time. These jobs will be part of the AWS supply chain in India, including construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and jobs within the country's broader economy. The construction and operation of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region is also estimated to add approximately Rs 63,600 crores to India's gross domestic product by 2030.
The launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region will enable local customers with data residency preferences to store data securely in India, while providing customers with even lower latency across the country.
Second AWS Region in India will provide customers with more options to run workloads with even greater resilience and availability, securely store data in India, and serve end users with even lower latency.
With the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, AWS now has 96 Availability Zones across 30 geographic regions, with announced plans to launch 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand.
The AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region consists of three Availability Zones and joins the existing AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, which opened in June 2016. Availability Zones are located far enough from each other to support customers' business continuity, and near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications that use multiple Availability Zones. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected through redundant, ultra-low latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even greater fault tolerance.
In an official statement AWS stated, " Starting today, developers, startups, entrepreneurs, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and nonprofit organizations, will have greater choice for running their applications and serving end users from data centers located in India. Customers will have access to advanced AWS technologies to drive innovation including data analytics, security, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI)".
"We welcome AWS's commitment to invest approximately Rs 36,300 crores in the AWS Region in Hyderabad, which strengthens Telangana's position as a progressive data center hub in India," said K. T. Rama Rao, minister for Information Technology (IT), Industries and Commerce, Municipal Administration, and Urban Development at the Government of Telangana. "We recognize the power of cloud computing, which is why we have collaborated with AWS to improve e-governance, healthcare, and municipal operations to benefit the citizens of Telangana. We are pleased that the new AWS Region in Hyderabad will spur more innovation and growth for many enterprises, startups, and public sector organizations in India
"The launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region supports India's digital transformation and is part of our long-term investment in the country since opening our first office in 2011. Customers and partners in India will now have additional regional infrastructure to deploy applications with greater resilience, availability, and even lower latency," said Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of Infrastructure Services at Amazon Data Services Inc. "We are proud to invest in the future of the Indian technology community and workforce, and we are committed to helping organizations across industries increase agility and drive innovation."
"As a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's $1 Trillion Digital Economy vision, the 'India cloud' is set for big expansion and innovation. Data centres are an important element of the digital ecosystem. The investments by AWS in expanding their data centres in India is a welcome development and would certainly help catalyze India's digital economy," said Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. "The Government of India's upcoming National Cloud and Data Centre Policy envisages a significant increase in India's capacity from the current 565 MW to over 2565 MW in the near future. We look forward to greener and more sustainable data centres to power India's expanding economy."