(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:)’s cloud computing unit said on Wednesday it will launch data centres in New Zealand in 2024 and create about 1,000 jobs in the country over 15 years.
Amazon Web Services released an economic study and announced that they plan to invest NZ$7.5 Billion ($5.25 Billion) in their new infrastructure hub, AWS Asia-Pacific (Auckland).
According to the company, this infrastructure hub will be managed by an AWS local entity in New Zealand. It will allow developers, startups and government access to data centers located throughout the country.
Prasad Kalyanaraman (vice-president, Infrastructure Services at AWS) stated in a statement that “We are thrilled to build new, world-class infrastructure locally and train New Zealanders in in-demand digital skills. We also continue to support local organizations in delivering applications that accelerate economic transformation and foster economic growth.”
This new hub is an expansion of the company’s New Zealand investment plans since it established the first AWS local entity in Auckland back in 2014.
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