Amazon Web Services to Invest Over $5 Billion in Mexican Data Center Cluster

Amazon Web Services Mexico (AWS), a division of Inc., has announced a strategic investment exceeding $5 billion to establish a cluster of data centers in the Mexican state of Queretaro. The initiative, which has been in the works for over five years, aims to meet the growing demand for cloud services as businesses increasingly adopt new technologies. AWS currently serves a diverse range of clients in Mexico, including Cinepolis, BIVA stock exchange, Aeromexico, and various local governments. The new data center cluster is expected to enhance AWS's capabilities in providing cloud computing services, enabling companies to access technology services such as storage and databases over the internet, ultimately reducing technology costs by approximately 20%.

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This significant investment by Amazon comes as part of Mexico's broader effort to attract businesses through initiatives like tax incentives for firms relocating operations to the country. As companies embrace nearshoring, relocating businesses closer to the United States amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon's commitment to building data centers in Queretaro aligns with the country's strategic goals. The move also reflects Amazon's continued investment in Mexico, totaling over $3 billion since its entry into the country in 2015, reinforcing its commitment to the region's technological and economic development.

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