Amazon to invest over 20,000 crore rupees to set up AWS region in Telangana

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Amazon Web Services will be investing Rs 20, 761 crore in Telangana to set up multiple data centres, Minister of IT and Industries K.T. Rama Rao said on Friday. “Happy to announce the largest FDI in the history of Telangana! After a series of meetings, AWS has finalised investment of Rs 20,761 crore to set up multiple data centers in Telangana,” tweeted Telangana minister for information technology and industries K T Rama Rao.

The new industrial region will be running by mid-2022 and will consist of 3 Availability Zones. It will add to the existing nine AWS Regions and 26 Availability Zones across Asia, as Cloud sees a higher acceptance rate in the area. An Availability Zone is a technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly lower the risk of a single event disturbing customers’ business continuity, yet placed near enough to provide low latency for high availability applications. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. With the first infrastructure based in Mumbai, followed now by the development of Hyderabad region shall encourage organisations, from startups to enterprises to public sector, to adopt and employ advanced technologies from a suite of cloud services including compute, storage, analytics, artificial intelligence, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, serverless, and more to drive innovation, according to the company. BYJUs, one of the active consumers of AWS, is supporting more than 15 million students today through their learning application, view the new AWS region as an impetus to their growth.

Globally, AWS has 77 Availability Zones across 24 infrastructure regions, with announced plans to launch 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.