AWS plans to spend money on cloud infrastructure in India. The investment will create thousands of full-time jobs and important skills training for Indians.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced its intention to invest more than 1 trillion rupees (11.75 billion euros) in cloud infrastructure in India by 2030.
The reason for the investment, according to Amazon, is the need to meet growing customer demand for cloud services in India. This investment is estimated to contribute 1.94 trillion rupees ($21.6 billion) to India’s total gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030, according to AWS.
Moreover, the company claims that their planned investment in data center infrastructure in India will create many jobs. Amazon claims it will support an estimated 131,700 full-time jobs in Indian companies every year. These include jobs in construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications and other jobs that are part of the data center supply chain in India.
Community development initiatives
AWS says its investments in India are having “a ripple effect” on local economies in areas. Think of the development of the workforce, education and training opportunities, social involvement and sustainability initiatives. AWS claims it has trained more than four million people since 2017 through various programs, including AWS Skill Builder, which provides digital cloud skills to anyone with an internet connection, and AWS re/Start, a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program that prepares individuals for a career in the cloud.
Amazon also expects to expand its AWS Partner Network (APN) in India. APN is a global community of partners who apply programs, expertise and resources to build, market and sell solutions for customers. The APN in India includes organizations like Redington, Rapyder Cloud Solutions, Minfy Technologies and many others, the company said.
“AWS is committed to driving positive social and economic impact in India,” said Puneet Chandok, president of commercial business, AWS India and South Asia. “In addition to building cloud infrastructure and helping local customers and partners with digital transformation, 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 target of 100 % renewable energy in 2025,” he added.