Amazon Web Services provides a wide range of cloud services, including computing power, storage, machine learning, etc.
Amazon Web Services, a comprehensive cloud computing platform offered by Amazon.com, announced on Thursday it plans to invest $12.7 billion in cloud infrastructure in India by 2030. The investment will support an expected average of 1,31,700 full-time jobs in Indian businesses each year, AWS said and as reported by PTI.
These positions are part of the data centre supply chain in India and include jobs like construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and more. With the latest investment, Amazon Web Services said its total planned investment in India reaches about $16.4 billion by the end of the decade. Furthermore, it is estimated to contribute $23.3 billion to India’s total gross domestic product by 2030.
AWS runs two data centre infrastructure regions in India; the first one launched in 2016 in Mumbai and the second in Hyderabad which was started just last year. Globally, it runs such facilities in 30 geographies in the world.
“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,” Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, said in the past.
Meanwhile, Amazon‘s cloud platform provides a wide range of cloud services, including computing power, storage, databases, machine learning, analytics, networking, and robotics, among others. AWS offers these services on a pay-as-you-go basis, allowing businesses and individuals to access and utilize the resources they need without upfront investments in infrastructure.
Amazon Web Services offers various resources and programs to support the Indian market, including technical support, training, and certification programs. They also work with local partners to provide localized services and solutions to customers in India. AWS is estimated to have contributed over $4.6 billion to India’s gross domestic product between 2016 and 2022 and the investment supported nearly 39,500 full-time-equivalent jobs annually in Indian businesses, PTI reported.