AWS Amazon Web Services Public sector business doubles and showcases New Technology
AWS (Amazon Web Services) has about half a dozen office locations across India and the number of people supporting the company’s public sector business in India has more than doubled each year of the last three years, Peter Moore, Regional MD – APJ, AWS said on Thursday. Amazon’s direct headcount in India is 100,000. AWS has a dedicated public sector team of local employees on-the-ground who understand the demands of delivering critical government services and are working to drive innovation.
Moore said that India is an extremely important market for the public sector and healthcare vertical of the company, especially when talking about the Asia Pacific and Japan region.
The company has seen a dramatic acceleration of business in India as a result of the multibillion-dollar investment that the company made around five years ago to build a cloud region in India.
Moore said that one of the good outcomes of Covid was that governments around the world and specifically in India, saw the power of the cloud wherein telemedicine and call centres and Covid systems were managed at scale
“We realise that Covid-19 drove a major acceleration in telemedicine, in digital health, in the data sharing medical research, and our customers have correspondingly innovated very rapidly with the support that we’ve been able to provide with the AWS cloud,” Moore said. “So what used to take years to develop and put online, we demonstrated that that can be done in days or weeks.
He went on to say that the company’s new global program that was announced on Monday provides a three-year $40 million commitment from AWS to harness the power of cloud technology to advance health equity, globally.
“The studio will help showcase the potential of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/ VR), blockchain, and robotics to accelerate their application in public sector use cases,” the company said in a statement.