In order to address the rising demand for cloud services in India, Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced its intention to invest US $12.7 billion in cloud infrastructure in India by 2030. It is projected that this investment will add US $23.3 billion to India's overall gross domestic product (GDP). An estimated average of 131,700 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs will be supported by this proposed investment in the data centre infrastructure in India per year. The Indian data centre supply chain includes jobs in engineering, telecommunications, construction, facility maintenance, and other fields.
This comes after AWS's US $3.7 billion investment made between 2016 and 2022, which would increase its overall investment in India to US $16.4 billion by 2030. The local economy benefits from AWS's investment in India in areas including worker development, training and skill-building opportunities, community involvement, and sustainability efforts.
“India Cloud and the underlying data centre 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 centres in India. It will certainly catalyze India’s digital economy. MeitY is also working on a Cloud & Data Center Policy to catalyze innovation, sustainability, and growth of India Cloud,” said Rajeev Chandrashekhar, minister of state for electronics and information technology, skill development and entrepreneurship in India.
The AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region and the AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region, both established in 2016 and 2022 by AWS, respectively, have two data centre infrastructure regions in India. Between 2016 and 2022, the business invested more than US $3.7 billion in the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region. AWS calculates that between 2016 and 2022, its total contribution to India's GDP was about US $4.6 billion, and the investment supported about 39,500 FTE jobs per year in Indian companies.