Amazon to Invest US$12.7 Billion in India’s Cloud Infrastructure by 2030

Amazon to Invest US$12.7 Billion in India's Cloud Infrastructure by 2030

The massive investment will support India’s growing demand for cloud services.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to invest US$12.7 billion in cloud infrastructure in India by 2030. The investment aims to meet the country’s increasing demand for cloud services. By 2030, this investment is projected to contribute US$23.3 billion to India’s gross domestic product (GDP). 

The upcoming investment follows AWS’s previous investment of US$3.7 billion between 2016 and 2022, bringing the company’s total investment in India to US$16.4 billion by 2030. 

Driving job creation

The tech giant currently operates two data center infrastructure regions in India: the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, established in 2016 and the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, launched in November 2022. These regions have been strategically designed to offer Indian customers enhanced options for workload management, improved resilience and availability, secure data storage within the country and low-latency services for end users. Low-latency services refer to computing or network services that provide fast and responsive communication between the user and the server. In the context of data centers, low latency means minimizing the time data travels from the user’s device to the server and back. By having data centers closer to the users in India, the tech giant can offer services with reduced latency, resulting in quicker response times for applications, websites and other online services.

AWS’s India investments go beyond the economy, fostering workforce development, training, community engagement and sustainability. It contributed over US$4.6 billion to India’s GDP and supported 39,500 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs between 2016 and 2022.

Currently, the planned investment in data center infrastructure in India is expected to generate an average of 131,700 jobs annually. These jobs span various sectors within data center supply chain, including construction, facility maintenance, engineering and telecommunications. 

Upskilling and upscaling with AWS

AWS’s investments in India’s infrastructure have been crucial in empowering digital skilling initiatives. Over four million individuals have received training through programs like AWS Skill Builder and AWS re/Start, opening up employment opportunities with renowned companies such as Accenture, Capgemini and Unilever. In addition, AWS has undertaken community development projects, including establishing Think Big Spaces for STEAM education and various environmental initiatives.

The company has also invested in renewable energy projects and collaborations focused on water replenishment. Through AWS, Indian organizations can significantly reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. 

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