Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing sector of Amazon.com announced today, they will soon be launching a second cloud infrastructure region in India by mid-2022 to address the rapidly growing customer base as part of their expansion plan. The upcoming AWS of the Asia Pacific region in Hyderabad is also a part of Amazon’s continued investments in India.
AWS launched its Asia Pacific region in Mumbai in June 2016 to help their Indian customers cut back on costs, increase the market speed of new products and services, and quickly expand their geographic infrastructure footprint.
The AWS region in Hyderabad will constitute of three availability zones during its launch and will be soon joining the existing nine AWS regions and 26 availability zones Pan-Asia in India, Australia, Greater China, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. AWS has 77 availability zones across 24 infrastructure regions globally with upcoming plans to launch 15 more availability zones and five more AWS global regions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
The availability zones are primarily isolated locations within each region and are aimed at reducing the risk of a single event impacting each customers’ business continuity. Each availability zone is loaded with independent power, cooling, and physical security.
“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,” Peter DeSantis, senior vice president of global infrastructure and customer support, AWS, said in a statement.
AWS stated that it is going to continue investing in the upskilling of local developers, students, and IT leaders in India through programs such as AWS Academy and AWS Educate. AWS Academy aims at providing higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum to prepare the prospective students for demanding cloud jobs. AWS Educate aims at providing students with access to AWS services and content, designed to build knowledge and skills in cloud computing.
In August 2019, Amazon inaugurated its largest global campus in Hyderabad which spreads over 9.5 acres and is built to support more than 15,000 employees. Some of its customers in India include Ashok Leyland, Aditya Birla Capital, Axis Bank, Dream11, Mahindra Electric, among others.