Amazon Web Services (AWS) has declared that it will open an AWS infrastructure region in India for its cloud computing platform in 2016.
Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, AWS, opines: “Tens of thousands of customers in India are using AWS from one of AWS’s eleven global infrastructure regions outside of India. We’re excited to share that Indian customers will be able to use the world’s leading cloud computing platform (AWS) in India in 2016 – and we believe India will be one of AWS’s largest regions over the long term.”
The revenue contributed by AWS to Amazon is nearly $5 billion/year, reports Firstpost.
Big shots like Tata Motors, Future Group, Jubilant Food Works and startups like PayTM, Hike, and Freshdesk are AWS’s customers in India.
According to Jassy, “In India, Amazon Web Services has got the highest market share in the startups segment, followed by IBM and Microsoft.”
Last year, Microsoft had announced that it would set up its data centre in India. IBM too is also planning to set up its second data centre in India .“We are looking at setting up another public cloud data centre. As you know, sectors like government and financial services prefer their data residing within the country,” said Vanitha Narayanan , MD, IBM India. Its first data centre has been already established in Mumbai.