Amazon to invest $3.04 billion in new data centers in Aragon, Spain. The latest data centers will open by mid-2022. The cloud computing service unit of Amazon, Amazon Web Services, will be investing the amount over ten years, the company stated in a release.
The investment includes capital expenditure, the construction of the centers, imports of equipment, and operating expenses such as the salaries of the 1,300 employees the company will hire there. Amazon Web Services has had a presence in Spain since 2012 and is building more infrastructure to host data in Spain for its customers who require it.
Amazon’s project in Israel with Google
In April, Amazon Web Services and Google were chosen by Israel for a more than $1-billion project that will provide cloud services for the public sector and military. Amazon and Google were chosen over Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM through a tender for the four-phase project known as “Nimbus.”
AWS and Google will establish local cloud sites in Israel with an initial investment of NIS 4 billion (roughly $1.23billion). The sites will restict information within Israel’s borders under security guidelines.
The four phases of the project include acquisition, construction of cloud infrastructure, formulating government policy for migrating to the cloud, integration, and migration, and control and optimisation of cloud activity. Nimbus is a multi-year project that would provide a comprehensive solution for cloud services to the government, the defence system, and other groups in the economy.