In 2019, Amazon Web Services was faced with a difficult decision. The cloud computing platform, which relies on third-party data centres in India, had to take a call on where it would lease its next tranche of data centre capacity. The choice was between two south Indian cities—Chennai or Hyderabad.
AWS decided to go with the latter, but it wanted to make contingencies in line with its impressive growth. According to an executive working closely with AWS, its cloud computing inventory is growing between 55-85%, and is expected to see similar growth over the coming three years.