Amazon Web Service Plans to Invest €7.8B into the AWS European Sovereign Cloud

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Amazon Web Service plans to invest €7.8B into the AWS European Sovereign Cloud.

Takeaway Points

  • Amazon Web Service plans to invest €7.8B into the AWS European Sovereign Cloud.
  • It is set to launch by the end of 2025.
  • The AWS European Sovereign Cloud also plans to launch its first AWS Region in the State of Brandenburg, Germany, by the end of 2025.

How Much Did AWS Invest in the AWS European Sovereign Cloud?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Tuesday announced that it plans to invest €7.8B into the AWS European Sovereign Cloud, set to launch by the end of 2025. AWS gives customers the ability to decide how and where they want to run their workloads, including a proven track record of innovation to support specialized workloads around the world. 

AWS last year announced the AWS European Sovereign Cloud, a new independent cloud for Europe, designed to give public sector organizations and customers in highly regulated industries further choice to meet their unique sovereignty needs, according to the report. 

The AWS European Sovereign Cloud also plans to launch its first AWS Region in the State of Brandenburg, Germany, by the end of 2025, which will be available to all AWS customers, backed by a €7.8B investment in infrastructure, job creation, and skills development, AWS said.

Brandenburg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Jörg Steinbach, said in a statement that he is happy that Brandenburg was chosen by AWS for a long-term investment in its cloud computing infrastructure for the AWS European Sovereign Cloud. 

“High performing, reliable, and secure infrastructure is the most important prerequisite for an increasingly digitalized economy and society. Brandenburg is making progress here. In recent years, we have set on a course to invest in modern and sustainable data center infrastructure in our state, strengthening Brandenburg as a business location. State-of-the-art data centers for secure cloud computing are the basis for a strong digital economy. I am pleased Amazon Web Services (AWS) has chosen Brandenburg for a long-term investment in its cloud computing infrastructure for the AWS European Sovereign Cloud,” Dr. Jörg said.

About the AWS European Sovereign Cloud

According to AWS, it plans to invest €7.8 billion in the AWS European Sovereign Cloud by 2040, building a long-term commitment to Europe and ongoing support of the region’s sovereignty needs and In total, the AWS planned investment is estimated to contribute €17.2 billion to Germany’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through 2040, and support an average of 2,800 full-time equivalent jobs in local German businesses each year. These positions, including construction, facility maintenance, engineering, telecommunications, and other jobs within the broader local economy, are part of the AWS data center supply chain, AWS said.

AWS  said it is also creating jobs that will include software engineers, systems developers, and solutions architects, and in Germany, they will collaborate with local communities on long-term, innovative programs that will have a lasting impact in the areas where their infrastructure is located. 

The cloud computing platform said it will provide education initiatives for learners of all ages to help solve the problem of the skills gap and prepare them for the tech jobs of the future.