Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to set up its second data center region in India in Telangana that will be operational by mid-2022. Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao tweeted that AWS would invest Rs 20,761 crore (USD 2.77 billion) to set up multiple data centers in the state.
A cloud center hub
The new ‘AWS Asia Region’ in Hyderabad will consist of three AZs at launch and join the existing nine AWS Regions and 26 AZs across Asia in India, Australia, Greater China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.
Amazon Internet Services president Commercial Business (AWS India and South Asia) Puneet Chandok said,
“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.”
With the launch of the Hyderabad Region, AWS customers will have lower latency across southern India. Indian organizations that are moving their mission-critical workloads to AWS to drive cost savings, accelerate innovation.
K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for Information Technology, Electronics & Communications, Municipal Administration and Urban Development and Industries & Commerce Departments, Government of Telangana, said,
“We are pleased that AWS has chosen Telangana as the location for its second region in India. Hyderabad is an important talent hub for IT professionals and entrepreneurs, and with the increased adoption of cloud computing, we are set to see a transformation in the way businesses in south India harness the power of IT. Combining the unique resources of Telangana with AWS, the world’s leading cloud, will boost economic development, power digital-led innovation, and establish a cloud centre hub for the rest of the country.”