Amazon Web Services invests Rs 36,300 crore in Hyderabad

Telangana IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao said it was one of the largest foreign direct investments coming into the state.

Telangana IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao (Facebook)

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A day after IT giant Microsoft announced it would set up three more data centers in Telangana in addition to the three proposed over the next decade for a total investment of Rs 31,000 crore, the e-commerce platform’s cloud computing services arm Amazon Web Services announced Giant Amazon on Friday announced an expanded investment of Rs 36,300 crore (up from a previously announced investment of Rs 20,096 crore in 2020) to set up its state-of-the-art data centers in Hyderabad.

IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao welcomed the new announcement for increased investment by Amazon Web Services in the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) region on the sidelines of the AWS Empower India event in Hyderabad, saying it is one of the largest foreign direct investments, who would come to the state. “We have also worked with AWS to improve e-governance, healthcare and community operations for the benefit of Telangana’s citizens. We are excited that the new AWS region in Hyderabad will stimulate more innovation and growth for many companies, startups and public sector organizations in India,” he said.

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“The increased investment in the project means that Amazon Web Services will invest a total of Rs.36,300 (US$4.4 billion) in the state by 2030, up from the originally pledged amount of Rs.20,096 (US$2.7 billion im year 2020),” he added.

An official statement said it would be a phased investment in the three data center campuses that AWS has established in Hyderabad at Chandanvelly, FAB City and Pharma City. “The three data centers are an integral part of AWS’ goal to strengthen its cloud infrastructure to serve its customers in India and globally, while giving them more cloud regions to choose from. The first phase of all three data centers has been completed and is available for users to consume cloud services,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the state government is also actively working with the cloud practice of AWS and has hosted some of their projects on AWS to take advantage of cloud computing. Hyderabad is also home to the world’s largest AWS campus and Amazon’s first and one of its largest fulfillment centers.