What’s pushing AWS in India?

Puneet Chandok and Rahul Sharma of Amazon Web Services (AWS) talk about how the pandemic shifted gears for cloud adoption across Indian businesses and the public sector.
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In its Q1 2022 earnings reported on Friday, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing arm of US-headquartered Amazon, saw its net sales grow 37 percent year-on-year to $18.4 billion, at an annualised sales run rate of $74 billion. 

The platform has witnessed an uptick in cloud adoption across startups, SMBs (small to medium enterprises), as well as the public sector due to a push for digital adoption as a result of the pandemic. AWS also launched its suite of software targeted at SMBs, the Amazon Digital Suite, in April 2021 as part of the company’s goal to digitise 10 million SMBs by 2025. 

In India, AWS is all set to launch its second infrastructure region by November 2022 in Hyderabad. It already has 26 Edge locations in the country and seven AWS Cloud Connect locations.

In an interview with YourStory, Puneet Chandok, President of Commercial Business – AISPL, AWS India and South Asia, says the public cloud provider has witnessed a rise in migration and modernisation requests from businesses. 

Rahul Sharma, President of Public Sector – AISPL, AWS India and South Asia, adds that the pandemic has also pushed the government to focus on tech in key areas such as health, agriculture, citizen services, and other sectors. 

Read the complete interview here


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