Updated: July 2, 2015 7:16:06 am
Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be setting up a data centre in India by 2016. This is part of Amazon’s plane to expand infrastructure in India in order to cope with increasing cloud computing services in the country.
“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,” said Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, AWS in a press statement.
The focus on data centres in India will mean lower latency and faster service for AWS clients.
AWS counts Hike, PayTM, Inmobi, Ferns N Petals, redBus, Hungama, Tata Motors, Jubilant Food Works, STAR India, Future Group, NDTV, etc as part of its clients in India.
Amazon points out that in case of Tata Motors the company’s customer portals and its Telematics systems, which lets fleet owners monitor all the vehicles in their fleet on a real-time basis, run on the AWS Cloud.
The focus on cloud computing in India is likely to grow in the company years. According to a January 2015 report by research firm Gartner, public cloud services revenue in India will reach $838 million by the end of 2015, an increase of almost 33 percent. Gartner expects the cloud services market to be worth $1.9 billion by 2018.
Gartner’s survey added that 53 percent of organisations in India indicate they are using cloud services currently.
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