AWS to invest $12.7 bn into cloud infrastructure in India

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced plans to invest $12.7 billion into cloud infrastructure in India by 2030 to meet growing customer demand for cloud services in India.
AWS event for CIOsThis investment is estimated to contribute $23.3 billion to India’s total gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030.

The investment in data center infrastructure in India will support an estimated average of 1,31,700 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in Indian businesses each year.

These positions, including construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and other jobs, are part of the data center supply chain in India.

This follows AWS’s investment of $3.7 billion between 2016-2022, which will bring AWS’s investment in India to $16.4 billion by 2030.

AWS has two data center infrastructure regions in India – the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, launched in 2016, and the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, launched in November 2022. AWS has invested $3.7 billion in the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region between 2016 and 2022. This includes both capital and operating expenditures associated with constructing, maintaining, and operating the data centers in that Region.

AWS estimates that its contribution to the GDP of India between 2016 and 2022 was $4.6 billion, and the investment supported approximately 39,500 FTE jobs annually in Indian businesses.

“India Cloud and the underlying data center infrastructure are important elements of India’s digital infrastructure and ecosystem. I welcome the Amazon Web Services (AWS) investment of $12.7 billion to expand their data centers in India,” said Rajeev Chandrashekhar, minister of state for electronics and information technology, skill development and entrepreneurship in India.

“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 (Amazon Web Services India.