AWS Confirms $7.8 Billion Data Center, Cloud Regions Expansion In Ohio
The worldwide leader in cloud computing is continuing to expand its cloud footprint in the U.S. by unveiling a $7.8 billion data center investment in Ohio. Here’s what you need to know.
The Seattle-based cloud market share leader has poured billions of dollars this year into building new data centers that power its AWS Regions and AWS Local Zones both in the United States and abroad. AWS’ data centers are filled with thousands of servers, storage and networking hardware along with other forms of IT infrastructure that are used to power its public cloud computing solutions.
On Monday, AWS (AMZN) confirmed it plans to invest an estimated $7.8 billion in Ohio by 2030.
“This additional investment will bring new, well-paying jobs and will continue to boost the state’s Gross Domestic Product each year,” said Roger Wehner, director of economic development at AWS, in a statement today. “We are excited to continue our partnership with the state of Ohio, and deliver new workforce development and educational programs that support the next generation of talent by emphasizing collaborative, long-term public and private partnerships across the state.”
Since 2015, AWS has invested more than $6 billion in Ohio and has several data center campuses in the central region of the state. Although no specific locations in Ohio have been confirmed yet, the final sections for the new data center sites will be decided in the near future.
AWS Data Center Charge In 2023
AWS is arguably expanding its cloud computing footprint faster and wider than any company in the world by building and equipping new data centers.
Amazon has already spent billions in 2023 on building and expanding AWS data center campuses both in the U.S. and overseas.
Inside America, AWS announced plans this year to invest a massive $35 billion in building new data centers across Virginia over the next several years. The cloud company is also set to build five new data centers in Oregon after local officials in May approved tax breaks worth an estimated $1 billion.
Outside of the U.S., Amazon said this year it will invest $12.7 billion in new data centers in India to expand its cloud capabilities and customer base in the region. Additionally, AWS this year announced plans to invest $6 billion in data centers in Malaysia. In 2023, AWS launched two new AWS Local Zones in Australia and Chile, which are all powered by its data centers.