Amazon invests $5 billion in Thailand

Amazon has announced that it will invest five billion US dollars in Thailand. The plan is to build data centers for its cloud infrastructure. Other large companies have also previously invested more in Thailand.

Cloud Expansion

Amazon has big plans regarding its cloud infrastructure. During Amazon CloudfrontIt will provide data, videos, applications, and APIs that users can access. Amazon is one of the world market leaders in this field. Now the infrastructure behind it will be expanded in order to increase the performance of the systems. The new data centers planned for the Asia/Pacific region are to be located largely in Thailand. Amazon has already opened ten locations in Bangkok since 2020; Now more are expected to be added in the country. Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Subatanapong Punmechao sees this as a huge step for Thailand: “AWS’ plan to build a data center in Thailand is a milestone that will help make advanced cloud offerings available to more organizations and help us achieve Thailand’s goal of 4.0 for a value-based digital economy.”

Cloud computing centers are also planned in other countries

Meanwhile, it is also planned to establish corresponding cloud centers in other regions. For example, Amazon recently opened its first data center in the UAE. Sites are also planned in Mexico, Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland.

But it’s not just Amazon that is currently expanding its cloud infrastructure. Google is also working on its own cloud service. Rival Amazon announced in August that it was building more data centers in Thailand, Malaysia and New Zealand. Alibaba, the largest Chinese cloud company, and Microsoft are also focusing on the Asia Pacific market. Alibaba is based there outside of China, with locations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Japan and South Korea. Microsoft operates data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea, with plans to build additional sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Taiwan.

While some cloud offerings, such as Google’s cloud gaming or Amazon’s cloud storage service, have failed to gain traction, cloud computing is on the rise in general, particularly in the enterprise space.