The cloud computing division of Amazon.com, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has opened its second AWS infrastructure area in India, the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) region, complementing its first location in Mumbai, which opened in June 2016.
Through this new area in Hyderabad, AWS intends to invest nearly $4.4 billion (about Rs 36,300 crore) in India by 2030. AWS’s supply chain in India is expected to benefit from the investment, which is also expected to generate an average of more than 48,000 full-time jobs annually. These positions will be in the fields of construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and jobs within the overall Indian economy.
By 2030, it is anticipated that the development and operation of the AWS Asia Pacific Hyderabad region will boost India’s gross domestic product by about $7.6 billion (or roughly Rs 63,600 crore).
AWS now has 96 Availability Zones spread across 30 geographic regions with the introduction of the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region. There are also plans to launch 15 further Availability Zones and five other AWS regions in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand.
Three Availability Zones make up the Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) area of AWS. Each Availability Zone is connected by redundant, ultra-low latency networks and has independent power, cooling, and physical security.