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Amazon to provide Indian cloud services over Tata infrastructure?

Sophie Curtis | March 26, 2012
Amazon could be preparing to launch cloud services in India, after it emerged that the company has been buying up infrastructure from telecommunications provider Tata Communications in its home markets.

Meanwhile, with regard to offering its cloud services in more developed markets, the company it taking a cautious approach. Although it already owns data centres in the UK and US, it is waiting until the demand for portability from its existing customers grows to a significant level before rolling out services.

"We're watching the demand grow across India and Asia, as we serve the needs of emerging companies wanting to go into a developed market, so we would expand based on that," said Hayduk. "We thought that we would have had to put pods in the UK and US by now, but so far there hasn't been a glaring need for that yet."

Amazon made its first move into the Indian market earlier this year, with the launch of its shopping website Junglee.com. Analysts put the size of India's e-commerce retail market at about $10 billion.

 

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