After Microsoft, Amazon may set up data centre; bets big on Indian biz

New Delhi : World’s largest e-tailer Amazon is evaluating setting up a data centre in India to tap into the multi-billion cloud opportunity in India, reports PTI.

Amazon, which offers cloud services under Amazon Web Services (AWS), is looking to aggressively expand its foothold in the Indian market, which has players like Google and IBM also offering similar services.

Speaking at a FICCI event, Amazon founder and chief Jeff Bezos said the AWS business has grown incredibly fast.

“We have AWS. We started it long time ago and it has grown into a very large business, separate from our consumer business… we are building new data centres and are looking where we should put them and evaluating these in India as well,” Bezos said.

On Tuesday, software giant Microsoft had said it will set up three data centres in India, offering commercial cloud services, to tap what it estimates is a USD 2-trillion opportunity.

For Amazon, which launched its marketplace in India last year, India is one of its fastest growing markets and is on track to touch USD 1 billion in gross sales.

While the market currently is pegged at about USD 2.3 billion, a report by consulting firm Technopak expects the figure to touch USD 32 billion by 2020.

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