Amazon’s recently announced fiscal report clearly stated how aggressively it is gaining momentum in its cloud services. In a bid to turn that expansion global, Amazon has today announced that it is bringing its AWS suite of cloud service to India, by 2016.
Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, AWS said,
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.
Amazon’s India expansion comes right after it announced similar localisation plans for China.
Moreover, 2016 could just be the right time for Amazon to offer its AWS services, considering how India’s biggest startups like Flipkart, Alibaba-backed PayTM and others are looking to seriously bolster their technology back-end.
Amazon’s AWS services already support the likes of Hike, PayTM, ZEDO, Freshdesk, Inmobi, HackerEarth, Getit, Hungama, Tata Motors, Jubilant Food Works, STAR India, Future Group, Manipal Global Education, Classle, NDTV among numerous others.
AWS also has a vibrant ecosystem in India, including partners that have built cloud practices and innovative technology solutions on the platform.The AWS Consulting Partners in India include Accenture, Blazeclan, Frontier, Intelligrape, Minjar, Progressive, PWC, SaaSforce, SD2labs, Team Computers, Wipro, and many others. Among the AWS Technology Partners in India are Adobe, Druva, Freshdesk, Indusface, Microsoft, Newgen,RAMCO, SAP, Seclore and many others.