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India among fastest growing Cloud markets for AWS: CEO Andy Jassy

IANS  |  Las Vegas 

The region has huge potential to write the next growth story for Web Services (AWS), with playing a key role in Cloud adoption among both enterprises and the governments, Andy has stressed.

After delivering his marathon three-hour keynote address at the AWS "ReInvent 2018" conference attended by over 50,000 people here, told reporters that he is very bullish on

"The business in the region is very broad and is growing very quickly. The business is growing rapidly in China, India, Singapore, and South-East Asian countries," said during a press conference.

According to him, these are still early days in as businesses have begun picking up on Cloud adoption, albeit slowly.

"We registered $27 billion in revenue and 46 per cent growth (year-on-year) globally but I would say we are still in early days -- even in the US market that took the lead in Cloud adoption," Jassy noted.

Amazon's Cloud arm AWS is an with 51.8 per cent share in market globally, followed by at 13.3 per cent and at a distant 4.6 per cent.

In India, Internet Services Pvt Ltd (AISPL) is a subsidiary of the Group which undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS Cloud services in the country.

The company which launched AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region with two availability zones in 2016 has seen stupendous growth in adding new customers in the region.

When it comes to public sector in India, the state governments are quickly shifting their workloads to the AWS platform -- even faster than the US state governments, said Teresa Carlson, Vice President, at AWS.

According to her, in just about two years' time, there has been a significant change on Cloud adoption in the public sector in

"I met several stakeholders, including ministers, in India in September this year and realised state governments are very positive and keen towards Cloud adoption.

"The country is leaning towards Cloud computing, along with skilling its young and tech-savvy population, for a true digital transformation," Carlson told IANS in an interaction.

India is on the right trajectory, said Carlson, as the state governments now have quick access to buying Cloud capabilities.

"We will have Public Sector Summit in next year and I am looking forward to explore the India market further," she added.

(Nishant Arora is in on an invitation from AWS. He can be contacted at



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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 10:44 IST