Cloud infrastructure in India – Amazon has announced plans to invest $12.7 billion (Rs 1,05,600 crore) in India’s cloud infrastructure by 2030, reiterating its commitment to expanding its AWS business in the crucial foreign market. This decision comes at a time when the corporation is cutting its spending in the region. Amazon has spent $3.7 billion in Amazon Web Services infrastructure in India, constructing two data center regions in the South Asian market. The most recent investment is estimated to help create 131,700 full-time employment.
The corporation is increasing its focus on India. Amazon announced last year that it planned to invest $4.4 billion in AWS for the country. Amazon intends to use this significant cash injection to expand its position in India’s cloud sector and further secure its domination.
Cloud infrastructure in India
Amazon Web Services (AWS) presently leads the cloud industry in India, with notable clients like Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Niti Aayog, PhysicsWallah, and Acko. Since 2016, the firm has been gradually investing in cloud infrastructure in India, channeling billions of dollars to assist the country’s exceptional development in cloud adoption for digital transformation.
“AWS is committed to driving positive social and economic impact in India,” Puneet Chandok, president of commercial business at AWS India and South Asia, said in a statement to TechCrunch. In addition to constructing cloud infrastructure and assisting local customers and partners in digital transformation, we have trained over four million people in India in cloud skills since 2017, and we have invested in six utility-scale renewable energy projects to meet our global 100% renewable energy goal by 2025. Our projected investment of Rs 1,05,600 crore (US $12.7 billion) by 2030 would contribute to further positive ripple effects, assisting India on its road to becoming a global digital powerhouse.”
Amazon sees India as strategically important, having invested over $6.5 billion in the country’s e-commerce business over the last decade. In the cloud market, Google has two cloud regions in India, whereas Microsoft has three. This fierce fight highlights the importance of the Indian market for these computer behemoths as they compete for domination in the fast rising cloud computing sector.
Interestingly, Amazon’s announcement of its big cloud investment coincides with the closure of many firms in India, prompting some experts to wonder if the corporation was reducing its presence in the nation. Notably, Walmart, Amazon’s worldwide rival, has been aggressively investing in India, having invested more than $2.5 billion in the nation this year.