Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing division of Amazon.com Inc, announced Monday that it would invest $5 billion in Thailand in the next 15 years to improve its infrastructure.
AWS stated that the investment would include constructing data centers and purchasing goods or services from regional businesses.
It also plans to establish an infrastructure hub in Bangkok, Thailand, to assist customers in the region in securely storing data and better serving end users.
Since 2020, AWS has had 10 Amazon CloudFront Edge locations in Bangkok. Amazon CloudFront, the company’s content delivery network, accelerates data delivery and video uploads. It also speeds up the transfer speed and latency of applications, data, and videos. AWS Outposts were also established in Thailand in 2020 by AWS. This offers a range of fully managed solutions that deliver AWS infrastructure and services to any edge or on-premises location.
AWS didn’t give a date for AWS’ new Bangkok cloud region to be live. AWS currently has 87 available areas in 27 geographical regions worldwide. Plans to launch 24 more AWS regions in Australia and Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain and now Thailand are underway. AWS cloud platform provides more than 200 services, including storage and robotics.
Cloud services are one of the critical drivers of a digital economy. He said that AWS’ plans for a Region to be built in Thailand were a welcome development. This will improve our position as an innovation center in Asia and a top investment destination.
Amazon Web Services plans to build data centers to support Thailand’s digital economy is a major milestone,” Supattanapong Punmeechaow, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minster, said.