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Amazon investing $10.7 billion in German cloud infrastructure

Amazon Web Services will expand its data center operations in Ohio.
Amazon Web Services is expanding in Germany.

Amazon is making a major commitment to its cloud technology presence in Germany.

In a post on his verified account on X (formerly known as Twitter), Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said the e-tailer will invest an additional $10.7 billion to expand its Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted cloud infrastructure, logistics network and development center in Berlin, Germany.

Jassy also said that Amazon invested a total of roughly $82.5 billion in Germany between 2010 and 2023 and recently invested about $8.3 billion in the European Sovereign Cloud program which is developing an independent cloud platform for Europe.

“Amazon has a long history in Germany, and we look forward to continuing to work together to support invention, customers, our employees, and communities here," Jassy said in the X post.

According to Reuters, Amazon will spend most of this investment to expand AWS cloud infrastructure in Germany by 2026 to serve what the company views as “rising potential” for artificial intelligence across Europe.

Amazon expands AWS cloud infrastructure domestically and globally

Amazon has been actively launching multibillion dollar initiatives to shore up and increase the reach of its AWS offering both domestically and internationally. Examples within the U.S. include the e-tailer’s plans to invest $10 billion to build two AWS data center complexes in Madison County, Miss., marking the single largest capital investment in the state’s history.

In addition, Amazon intends to invest $7.8 billion by 2030 to expand its data center operations in Ohio and will will invest $35 billion by 2040 to expand data centers in Virginia. 

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Globally, Amazon recently announced plans to launch a new AWS infrastructure region in Taiwan in 2025. As part of a long-term commitment, AWS will invest billions of dollars in Taiwan over the next 15 years

AWS also plans to launch 21 more availability zones and seven more AWS regions in Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand and the AWS European Sovereign Cloud. 

These will add to AWS’s existing 105 availability zones across 33 geographic regions globally. AWS regions consist of availability zones that place infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations, far enough from each other to support customers’ business continuity, but near enough to provide low latency for high-availability applications that use multiple availability zones. 

Each availability zone has independent power, cooling, and physical security and is connected through redundant, ultra-low-latency networks.

AWS offers a portfolio of services including analytics, AI, compute, database, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, mobile services, storage and other cloud technologies.

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