Amazon Web Services today said it will set up data centres in India next year for its cloud computing platform.
An Amazon.com company, AWS said: “…it will open an AWS infrastructure region in India for its cloud computing platform in 2016”.
AWS Senior Vice President Andy Jassy said in a statement, “Tens of thousands of customers in India are using AWS from one of AWS’s eleven global infrastructure regions outside of India. Several of these customers, along with many prospective new customers, have asked us to locate infrastructure in India so they can enjoy even lower latency to their end users in India and satisfy any data sovereignty requirements they may have.”
AWS customers in India such as Hike, PayTM, Inmobi, Hungama, Tata Motors, Jubilant Food Works, Star India, Future Group, NDTV among others are already using its cloud computing platform to drive cost savings, accelerate innovation and expand geographic reach.
“We’re excited to share that Indian customers will be able to use the worldu2019s leading cloud computing platform (AWS) in India in 2016 u2013 and we believe India will be one of AWS’s largest regions over the long term,” Jassy added.
Cloud computing services offer software and other facility on pay as per use basis without customers requiring to buy entire product.
AWS offers facility like website hosting, data storage and other softwares required to run or manage businesses.
Its global infrastructure regions are Northern Virginia, Oregon, Northern California, Su00e3o Paulo, GovCloud, Ireland, Frankfurt, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney and Beijing.