Amazon AWS to Invest $148 Billion in Global Data Centers Over 15 Years for AI Demands

Empowering Future Technologies: AWS’s Bold $148 Billion Data Center Expansion

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled a colossal investment strategy, earmarking $148 billion over the next 15 years to expand its global data center footprint.

This initiative is in response to the surging demand for artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and other cloud services.

Bloomberg reports this move will not only bolster AWS’s infrastructure in existing locations like Virginia and Oregon but also extend its reach into new territories in the United States, as well as internationally in countries like Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.

Amid Amazon’s broader cost-cutting measures, AWS’s cloud technology division saw a dip in data center capital expenditures in 2023, according to Dell’Oro Group.

However, Amazon executives have recently indicated plans to scale up data center development significantly, aiming to cater to customer needs in AI among other areas, with AI expected to generate billions in revenue.

The strategic expansion involves overcoming challenges such as power shortages in traditional data center regions and the higher energy consumption of AI computations.

Amazon’s plans include a $10 billion investment in Mississippi for two data center campuses and a $650 million acquisition for a new site in Pennsylvania, adjacent to a nuclear power station, highlighting the company’s commitment to sustainable and scalable cloud infrastructure.

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Amazon AWS to Invest $148 Billion in Global Data Centers Over 15 Years for AI Demands

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