Amazon to bolster Thailand’s cloud infrastructure with $5 billion investment

Oct 18 (Reuters) – Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing division of Inc (AMZN.O), said on Monday it plans to invest $5 billion in Thailand over the next 15 years to strengthen its infrastructure in the country.

The investment would include building data centers and purchasing goods and services from regional companies, AWS said in a statement.

It also plans to set up an infrastructure hub in Bangkok, Thailand to help customers in the region store their data securely and better serve end users.

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“AWS’ plan to build data centers in Thailand is an important step that will bring advanced cloud computing services to more organizations and help us realize our Thailand 4.0 ambition of creating a digitized and value-based economy. said Thai Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow. .

AWS’ cloud platform offers more than 200 services, including storage, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

Last month, AWS opened its first cloud data center in the United Arab Emirates and announced plans to set up a local hub in Mexico to increase bandwidth for customers.

Since 2020, AWS has launched 10 Amazon cloudfront edge locations in Bangkok. Edge slots help deliver data, video, and applications at higher speeds to end users.

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Reporting by Kanjyik Ghosh and Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru; Editing by Dhanya Ann Thoppil

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