Amazon announces an investment in Mexico for AWS greater than that of Tesla

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Amazon wing dedicated to hosting, deploying and managing websites and their cloud inputs, officially announced on Monday the investment of 5,000 million dollars for the creation of a dedicated region (Local Zone) in Querétaro, Mexico at the beginning of 2025. Amazon detailed that the investment will be reflected over the next 15 years.

According to the official statement of the company, “the new AWS Mexico will provide developers, startups, entrepreneurs and companies, as well as government, educational and non-profit organizations, with more options to run their applications and serve end users from data centers located in Mexico, ensuring that customers who want to store their content in Mexico can do so. “

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With the opening of the new Local Zone of Amazon Web Services in Querétaro, new opportunities are opened to boost the cloud business in Mexico and LATAM.

“Cloud services are an essential part of everyday life and help us digitally and economically transform Mexico,” said Raquel Buenrostro, Mexico’s economy secretary. “We welcome the investment and expansion of AWS in Mexico because it is a sign of confidence and demonstrates that the conditions are adequate to support the nearshoring trend in many sectors of our economy. We also welcome AWS’s investment in scaling training for students, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and digital entrepreneurs in Mexico. “

Indeed, in this way, Amazon joins the list of companies that are implementing a nearshoring strategy to produce goods and services in emerging markets closer to the final consumption areas, from which Mexico expects to benefit over the following months. The new center joins the existing network of local zones that Amazon Web Services has in LATAM located in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Brazil.

The next AWS region will consist of three availability zones at the time of its launch, which will be added to the 105 existing availability zones of AWS distributed in 33 geographic regions around the world. With today’s announcement, AWS plans to launch 15 additional availability zones and five more AWS regions in Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand and the European sovereign AWS cloud.

“The AWS Mexico region will allow customers with preferences or data residency requirements to store their content securely in Mexico, will allow customers to achieve even lower latency and meet the demand for cloud services throughout Latin America,” Amazon said in its statement.

The project announced by AWS represents a greater investment than that of the gigafactory that Tesla plans to build in Nuevo León, Mexico, whose project is valued at 4,500 million dollars, although, in this last case, the figure could rise to 10,000 million, as necessary, according to the company of Elon Musk.

Source: Wired