India Data Centers Announced By Amazon

Amazon Web Services will build India data centers in 2016 to strengthen cloud offerings for local clients.

Online retail giant and cloud services provider Amazon, Inc. announced at the beginning of July that it would be expanding its cloud colocation real estate with new India data centers in 2016.

Amazon Web Services operates out of 11 global regions currently, serving more than 1 million customers in 190 countries. The exact number of India data centers Amazon plans to open has not yet been announced, but these facilities will add to the infrastructure of AWS's Asia Pacific regions, which now include Tokyo data centers, Singapore data centers, Beijing data centers and Sydney data centers.

With these new cloud data centers, Amazon hopes to reduce latency experienced by the thousands of local clients that already use AWS. The cloud services market in India continues to grow due to the high number of Internet users and small and medium-sized enterprises looking to make the shift to cloud computing.

"Several of [our] 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," said Andy Jassy, senior vice president of AWS.

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