Amazon to Invest $6 Billion on Cloud Infrastructure in Malaysia | MarketScreener

Amazon to Invest $6 Billion on Cloud Infrastructure in Malaysia | MarketScreener

By Ying Xian Wong

Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud-computing arm plans to invest $6 billion in Malaysia by 2037 to launch cloud-computing infrastructure in the Southeast Asian nation.

Amazon Web Services said Wednesday that it plans to build an infrastructure region in Malaysia, comprising three so-called availability zones, or clusters of data centers. The zones will add to 99 existing such zones globally.

The move will enable customers to store data securely in Malaysia and serve demand for cloud services across Southeast Asia, AWS said.

The move reflects Amazon’s commitment to customers in Malaysia and to serve fast-growing demand for cloud services in Southeast Asia, said Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice president of infrastructure services at AWS.

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said the plan to build an infrastructure region in Malaysia will provide opportunities for local businesses to expand, develop a skilled workforce, create new jobs and deliver long-term economic growth.

“AWS has committed to the largest international technology investment to date in Malaysia, which will advance our vision of a highly skilled, innovative, prosperous, and sustainable economy,” Mr. Anwar said in a statement.

Companies and government agencies using AWS services in Malaysia include the Department of Statistics Malaysia, state-owned oil-and-gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd. and telecommunications company Axiata Group Bhd., AWS said.

Write to Ying Xian Wong at yingxian.wong@wsj.com

Corrections & Amplifications

This item was corrected at 0422 GMT to reflect that Amazon.com Inc was incorrectly referred to as Amazon Inc in the lead paragraph.

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03-01-23 2308ET

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