Amazon Web Services (AWS) will invest ₹20,761 crore ($2.77 billion) to establish data centres in Telangana, the state's IT minister KT Rama Rao announced on Thursday. This will involve the setting up of an AWS Region in Hyderabad, which is expected to become operation by mid-2022; it will be second region in India after Mumbai, which was launched in 2016. AWS Region in Hyderabad will have three Availability Zones (AZ), which will consist of multiple data centres spread out over Hyderabad. It will be the eleventh region in Asia, joining existing ones in Australia, India, Greater China, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Two other regions currently under the works in Asia are in Osaka, Japan and Jakarta, Indonesia. Globally, this will be the 29th region (operational and in the works). AWS Regions are essentially self-sufficient, isolated geographic regions that increase the overall stability of the network. Availability zones (AZ) within them are discrete data centres with their own fail-safe power and connectivity mechanisms. Happy to announce the largest FDI in the history of Telangana! After a series of meetings, AWS has finalized investment of ₹20,761 Cr ($ 2.77 Bn) to set up multiple data centers in Telangana The @AWSCloud Hyd Region is expected to be launched by mid 2022#HappeningHyderabad pic.twitter.com/XuGxFfSFsS — KTR (@KTRTRS) November 6, 2020 Rama Rao, in a press release issued by his office, said that this is the single largest foreign direct investment (FDI) that Telangana has attracted since its inception in 2014. Amazon along with several tech…
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