Amazon has announced that it will be setting up multiple data centres in India in 2016 with an investment running into many millions of dollars.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) the largest cloud services provider in the world and its investment in India is led by the popularity of its service in the country.
The announcement comes months after Microsoft revealed that it will be setting up three data centres in India by the end of the year.
IBM too is making headway in the Indian market, setting up its first data centre in Mumbai last year and the second one is expected to be online before the end of this year.
The rush to establish data centres in India is due to the huge demand for cloud computing, partly boosted by the government’s digital India initiatives.
Further, with banking, financial and government services mandated to keep data within the geographic boundaries of the country, there’s suddenly a need for more data centres.
Globally, AWS has revenues larger than four of its main competitors – IBM, Microsoft, Google and Salesforce – combined. The company is expected to turn a revenue of $6.2 billion in 2015.