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Amazon to pump $1.6bn into new AWS region in India

Written by Wed 12 Feb 2020

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Two facilities have been granted planning permission by Telangana State authorities

Amazon plans to invest $1.6 billion (£1.23bn) constructing two data centres in India to form an AWS region in the state of Telangana.

The company has sought environmental approval for the construction of the two facilities on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

One data centre is proposed at Chandanvelly village in Shabad, the other at Meerkhanpet village in Kandukur.

In proposals company subsidiary Amazon Data Services India Private Limited submitted to Telangana’s environmental committee, it was revealed the planned data centres will be 66,003 sq.m at Chandanvelly and 82,833 sq.m at Meerkhanpet.

The state’s planning authorities approved the plans at a meeting held on January 31.

In addition, according to a letter sent by the Telangana government IT department to Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) in December, the state government has also decided to allocate land to Amazon to develop data centres at Raviryala in Maheshwaram, Ranga Reddy district.

The news of AWS’s Indian expansion comes just months after the Telangana State government, as well as state authorities in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Mumbai, introduced incentives for data centre development.

The only region AWS currently operates in India is in Mumbai. The cloud giant launched the region in June 2016.



Written by Wed 12 Feb 2020


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