Amazon will invest approximately USD 2.8 billion in Telangana to establish a new AWS Badal region in the southern state of India. The purpose of the investment can be several, but one of them surely is to launch the AWS cloud field in Hyderabad, India, by mid-2022.
This AWS cloud field will be Amazon’s second infrastructure region in India, as declared by Amazon in a press release. However, the financial details are not out yet.
“The new AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) region will enable even more developers, startups and enterprises as well as government, education and non-profit organizations to run their applications and serve end users from data centers located in India,” the e-commerce giant said.
Peter Desantis, Senior Vice President of Global Web Infrastructure and Customer Support, Amazon Web Services, said in a statement, “Businesses in India are embracing cloud computing, increasing agility, and rapidly innovating to meet the needs of billions of customers in India and abroad.” He further added, “With our AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) region, we are offering customers greater flexibility and choice, while allowing them to tailor their infrastructure for greater fault tolerance, flexibility and availability across geographic locations.”
In the entire Internet market, this seems like the biggest investment. The tech giant Amazon has invested more than USD 6.5 billion to bring the rise in operations and lead the nation’s cloud market.
“This is a major victory for the Telangana state government to attract this level of investment,” said Jayant Kolla, Chief Analyst at the Consultancy Firm Convergence Catalyst. He added that this step will help Amazon to better adhere to India’s localization policy. “We can see that states may launch similar laws in the future.”
In recent years, Amazon Web Services has got in touch with a number of customers and businesses. The list includes automobile giants such as Ashok Leyland, life insurance company Aditya Birla Capital, EdTech giant Byju’s, Bajaj Capital, Axis Bank, ClearTax, Dream11, Edelweiss, Edunext, Extramarks, Freshworks, HDFC Life, Mahindra Electric, Ola, Oyo, PolicyBazaar, Quantella, RBL Bank, redBus, Sharda University, Swiggy, Tata Sky, and Zerodha.
“Businesses in India are embracing cloud computing to reduce costs, increase agility, and enable rapid innovation to meet the needs of billions of customers in India and abroad,” added Peter DeSantis in a statement. “Together with our AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, we’re providing customers with more flexibility and choice, while allowing them to architect their infrastructure for even greater fault tolerance, resiliency, and availability across geographic locations.”