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After Mumbai, AWS announced Hyderabad as its second infrastructure region in India. The AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region will consist of three availability zones, offering customers an in-country infrastructure to meet data residency and regulatory requirements.
The new facility will open its doors for over 48,000 full-time employment opportunities annually with a proposed investment of $4.4 billion (INR 36,300 crore) in India by 2030.
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Together with the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, AWS Hyderabad will enable customers with more choice and flexibility to store data securely, execute workloads more resiliently, and provide end users with faster service.
Therefore, government, education, and non-profit organizations, along with startups and entrepreneurs alike will be able to exercise greater choices for running applications and serving end customers from data centers located in India.
These choices are available for customers to assess and adhere to any applicable legal and regulatory requirements, while also having access to advanced AWS technologies that will propel innovation in areas like data analytics, security, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Rahul Sharma, president – public sector – at AWS India and South Asia, said that the second AWS region in India will strengthen India’s cloud innovation capability, and support government’s Digital India vision in areas of e-governance, healthcare, agriculture, education, space-tech, utilities, and smart infrastructure, while also enabling development of advanced technologies such as high-performance computing and quantum computing.
At present, government initiatives like Co-WIN, eSanjeevaniOPD, and DigiLocker are already using AWS to drive innovation and impact at scale.