Amazon Web Services Hyderabad region to start operating this year

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Cloud computing firm Amazon Web Services expects its second India region being set up in Hyderabad to be operational this year, a senior company official said on Friday.

The company opened its first AWS region in Mumbai in 2016 in which it has invested $3.71 billion to date.

“We have invested over $3.7 billion in local infrastructure and jobs across India and we remain committed to this continued investment in the region. In fact, I am thrilled to share that we are launching our AWS Region in Hyderabad, India this year,” AWS Global Public Sector Vice President Max Peterson said at the AWS Summit here.

The AWS region in Hyderabad will have three availability zones and in each zone, Amazon Web Services will set up at least two data centers to start with and the region will be operational by the end of this year, said Rahul Sharma, regional manager. , Public Sector – AISPL, AWS India and South Asia.

Max also announced the start of new quantum computing research cohorts in India for which he has set up a laboratory in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Informatics (Meity) with the support of the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA).

Quantum Computing Applications Lab (QCAL) was established in January 2021 to provide the scientific, academic and developer communities with access to a quantum computing development environment aligned with the science and technology priorities of the Government of India.

For its first cohort, the MeitY QCAL received research proposals from leading academic institutes across India, such as Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Indian Institutes of Science (IISc.), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), National Institute of Technology (NIT) and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).

These proposals covered topics such as quantum computation, quantum information, exploration of quantum algorithms, quantum simulators/hardware, quantum machine learning, optimization problems, and quantum systems for new domains. applications such as drug discovery and materials.

Currently, 16 of these proposals have been accepted by MeitY QCAL and will receive AWS credits to use Amazon Braket, as well as technical and programmatic support from AWS.

“We will start inviting applications for the second cohort from this month. In the second cohort, we will include start-ups and private entities,” Sharma said.

AWS also announced that the Telangana government is working with it to advance its cloud adoption framework to transform the speed, scale, quality, and efficiency of citizen service delivery for its 40 million customers. ‘inhabitants.

The state government is migrating information technology (IT) workloads to the cloud to accelerate its online governance plans and deliver faster and more reliable citizen services through its 33 departments and 289 organizations.

“As demand for e-governance services grows, we can easily migrate and scale our workloads reliably and securely on AWS to help Telangana districts respond to citizen needs faster.

“Looking forward, the Telangana government aims to double down on digital transformation, improving the experience of citizens by providing faster and more reliable access to services, such as property tax payment,” the secretary said. Head of Telangana, Industries and Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT), Jayesh Ranjan said. PTI PRS MR MR 09091817

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