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After releasing an economic impact study, Amazon Web Services (AWS) said on Wednesday that it plans to invest $NZ7.5 billion in its new infrastructure hub - AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region.
The infrastructure hub will be owned and operated by a local AWS entity in New Zealand, and enable developers, start-ups, government, and other organisations to use data centres located within the country, the company said.
"We are excited to build new world-class infrastructure locally, train New Zealanders with in-demand digital skills, and continue to help local organisations deliver applications that accelerate digital transformation and fuel economic growth," Prasad Kalyanaraman, vice-president of Infrastructure Services, AWS, said in a statement.
The new hub expands on the company's investment plans in New Zealand since setting up the first local AWS entity in Auckland in 2014.