AWS to Invest $12.7 Billion into Indian Cloud Infrastructure by 2030

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced its plans to invest $12.7 billion into cloud infrastructure in India by 2030. The company highlighted that this new initiative should help to meet the increasing demand for cloud services across various industries.

In a press release, Amazon Web Services explained that it had already made an investment of $3.7 billion between 2016 and 2022. The company claimed that the funding “has a ripple effect” to boost the economy of India in different sectors. These include training, sustainability initiatives, community engagement, workforce development, and more.

It’s important to note that AWS currently operates two data center regions in India. The company launched these infrastructure regions in Mumbai and Hyderabad to provide customers with more options to securely run their cloud workloads.

AWS to create 39,500 full-time jobs for India’s digital workforce

AWS estimates that its total investment in India is expected to hit the $16.4 billion milestone by the end of the decade. It’s expected to create around 39,500 full-time jobs in local businesses on an annual basis. The new initiative will support a wide range of roles in industries like telecommunications, engineering, facility maintenance, construction, and more.

“AWS is committed to driving positive social and economic impact in India. In addition to building cloud infrastructure and helping local customers and partners digitally transform, we have trained more than four million people in India with cloud skills since 2017, and invested in six utility-scale renewable energy projects to meet our global 100% renewable energy goal by 2025,” said Puneet Chandok, president of commercial business, AWS India and South Asia.

According to 451 Research, the Indian public and private sector organizations that move their on-premises workloads to the cloud will reduce their carbon footprint by around 80 percent. Moreover, AWS also offers some tools and solutions to help customers meet their sustainability goals.