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The number of startups registered in India has increased from 452 in 2016 to 84,012 over the past five years, according to figures released in parliament this week. They span various industries such as financial technology, gaming, and health technology, but some are cloud-based, with access to servers and data storage over the internet. their platform.
AWS (or Amazon Web Services), one of India’s largest cloud-based service providers, offers startup credits that allow aspiring startups to use an array of computing, storage and hosting services for free. increase.
“For college students, you can get credits worth $1,000 (approximately Rs.82,600) to start your ideas right away. Get All Credits Worth On Your Way To $100,000 (₹82 lakh) Since 2020, We Have Provided $2 Billion (over Rs 16,500) Worth Of Credits Worldwide, The Exact Number Is I don’t know, a good percentage is in India, and as some of these companies matured, they provided varying levels of support.”
Kumara Raghavan, Head, Startup, Amazon Web Services. | | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
AWS helped “compress” the startup lifecycle and allowed us to be more innovative. “Cloud services means being able to simulate experiments, run tests, fail and learn from them on the cloud,” he says.
India has the third largest startup ecosystem in the world and is therefore one of the largest markets for such cloud services. Companies that AWS supports include: HealthifyME, who developed an app called “Vaccinate Me,” has enabled him to book nearly 50 million vaccination appointments on feature phones. Fittr helps you track your body vitals and reach your fitness goals. Credit Vidya: Enabling workers who have never used a bank account to “digitize” their payroll. Her genomics work, Arogya.ai, utilized AWS systems to store data in the cloud from blood samples in locations with limited internet connectivity. Raghavan said AWS is also focusing on his Ayushman Bharat Digital mission and his Cowin system for COVID-19 vaccination.
India’s cloud computing market was expected to grow by 28.1% during the forecast period to 2027. market. In addition, increased investment in cloud data center construction is expected to boost the Indian cloud computing market,” said a report from his market research firm, Blueweave Consulting.
Bengaluru remains the country’s startup hub, but AWS is increasing connectivity with startups in cities outside the Delhi and Mumbai metropolitan areas. AWS has several programs underway to help train people with minimal education in cloud computing skills. Through nearly 500 free courses and 11 certifications, the company has trained nearly 3 million people nationwide to date. The company has worked with his 28 educational institutions to incorporate his AWS into their course curriculum, he added.
Betting on the growing demand for cloud services, AWS has launched its second data cluster region in Hyderabad by 2030 with an investment of $4.4 billion (approximately Kroner 36,300). and its services. The first such region was Mumbai.
“The way we design such infrastructure is to place them in different seismic zones. Every region has three “availability zones.” This is to ensure that backup storage is always available, even in the event of a natural disaster. However, the centers are designed not to be too far away, minimizing latency (or delay) to ensure seamless access to applications for users scattered across the country. The exact location of these zones has not been made public,” he said Raghavan.
(The author was hosted by AWS at the Re:Invent technology conference in Las Vegas, USA.)