The Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology (MeitY) has empanelled Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud services, via AWS Asia-Pacific (Hyderabad) Region. The empanelment affirms that AWS meets government standards of quality, availability, and security, and provides government organisations, public sector undertakings (PSUs), statutory bodies, and financial institutions mandated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) more scope to innovate with the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud.

AWS Hyderabad region has been operational since November 2022, and is a part of AWS’s total investment of $16.4 billion in cloud infrastructure in India by 2030. It is the second AWS Region in India to be fully empaneled by MeitY. Meanwhile, in 2017, AWS India became the first global cloud service provider in India to receive full empanelment for its cloud service offerings after the AWS Asia-Pacific (Mumbai) Region completed MeitY’s Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) audit.