AWS to Invest Billions in Expanding Global Cloud Footprint

AWS to Invest Billions in Expanding Global Cloud Footprint

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese welcomed the investment, noting the importance of cloud providers’ economic and infrastructure investments in jobs and skills. Technology Council of Australia CEO Kate Pounder also praised the investment, which is expected to support the growth of the country’s software sector at a time when digital skills are crucial.

As part of its expansion, AWS will continue to invest in renewable energy as it works towards a 2025 goal of providing renewable-only energy. The company currently operates almost 400,000 MWh-worth annually of solar in New South Wales and has plans to launch a wind farm in Victoria that will generate over 700,000 MWh per year.