AWS Data Centre & Cloud Computing Leader to Invest in Italy

Amazon’s investment in Italy’s new cloud plan
Amazon’s investment in Italy’s new cloud plan
AWS to invest US$2.2bn in Italian data centre expansion by 2029, as the global data centre leader continues to grow across Europe and Asia

Amazon's computing unit, AWS, is to invest in its Italian data centre business, to advance its cloud potential across Europe. 

AWS first launched its cloud region in Italy in 2020 and plans to invest US$2.2bn by 2029. However, the size and the location of this latest investment are currently undecided. 

AWS is leading the global data centre industry

AWS was launched in 2006, when it began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services. Now a strongly established data centre leader, AWS’ cloud computing allows the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Over the past 17 years, AWS has grown and comprises over 200 products. Thousands of businesses across 190 countries use AWS to reduce costs and become more agile, making it one of our Top 10 Data Centre Companies

As previously reported by Data Centre magazine, AWS was recently named the leading data centre company in the world. The Top 250 Data Centre Companies in the World 2024 showcased the current leading companies in the industry, enterprises which are committed to delivering power and cooling infrastructure, from housing computer servers, to offering innovative sustainable cooling solutions.

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In its recent Singapore economic impact report, AWS shared that its investment there is expected to contribute US$23.7bn to the Republic’s GDP and fund 12,300 jobs across 2028, both within AWS and in those businesses which use its cloud services.

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AWS announces major investment in Singapore to boost cloud and AI adoption

At the AWS Summit earlier in May, AWS shared the news of its latest investment in Singapore's digital infrastructure. The company will expand and strengthen cloud and AI adoption with a US$12bn investment. Thai will bring AWS’ Singaporean investment sum to a total of US$23.5bn.

In its Singapore economic impact report, AWS shared that the investment is expected to contribute some US$23.7bn to the Republic’s GDP and fund 12,300 jobs across 2028, both within AWS and in businesses that use its cloud services.

“I'm super excited about the US$12bn investment over the next five years through to 2028,” said Priscilla Chong, Country Manager AWS Singapore. “The investment will go into the construction and build up of the data centre capabilities all associated with the Asia Pacific Singapore region, also in the economic impact studies that we released today that's going to support jobs across the board. But what I'm also very excited about is around the launch of our AWS AI spring programme, in line with our national AI.”

Chong continued, to say that this strategic move will meet the growing customer demand and solidify Singapore's position as a prime regional innovation hub. 

Through expanding its cloud capabilities, AWS will empower businesses of all sizes to leverage cutting-edge technologies, foster innovation and drive growth. 

AWS is nothing without its partners. The company has extended its strategic partnership with CrowdStrike to support greater cybersecurity consolidation and cloud transformation.

In the partnership, Amazon has unified its cybersecurity protection on the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform, protecting the company across the cloud and its data. 

“CrowdStrike and AWS have a deep history of working together to secure the most innovative companies in the world,” said CJ Moses, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Security Engineering at Amazon. “Amazon uses CrowdStrike to provide visibility, detection, and response across our businesses in order to protect the cloud, infrastructure, and services for our customers. This is part of our shared mission to help all organisations build, operate, and secure their business.”

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