Amazon Web Services to set up second data centre in India
Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Friday announced the setting up of its second data centre in India in Telangana that will be operational by mid-2022, and will see the tech giant invest about Rs 20,761 crore.
While AWS did not comment on the investment detail, Telangana IT and industries minister K.T. Rama Rao tweeted that AWS will invest Rs 20,761 crore ($2.77 billion) to set up multiple data centres in the state.
“Happy to announce the largest FDI in the history of Telangana!” Rao said.
Rao said AWS is investing to set up an AWS region with three availability zones (AZs) in the state. AZs consist of multiple data centres in separate distinct locations within a single region that are engineered to be operationally independent of one another. The minister had met officials from AWS during his Davos visit earlier this year.