Global technology giant Microsoft India announces that it plans to establish a new data center region in Hyderabad.
Microsoft’s commitment to helping clients succeed in a cloud and AI-enabled digital economy is reflected in this key investment, which will become part of the world’s largest cloud infrastructure.
The Hyderabad datacenter region will join the existing network of three Indian datacenter regions, which include Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai.
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According to Microsoft, the first phase of the newly announced data center region is expected to start its operation by 2025. As per IDC, Microsoft data center regions in India generated $9.5 billion in revenue between 2016 and 2020. In India, Jio, Inmobi, Infosys, TCS, Apollo Hospitals, State Bank of India, and Flipkart are among the company’s customers.
Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & Information Technology of India, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said, “Today’s commitment to the people and businesses of India will position the country among the world’s digital leaders. A Microsoft data center region provides a competitive advantage to our digital economy and is a long-term investment in our country’s potential. The cloud is transforming every industry and sector.”
He further added that investing in skill development will benefit India’s workforce now and in the future.
Microsoft says that the data center region will provide the entire Microsoft portfolio for enterprises, start-ups, developers, education, and government institutions, including cloud, data solutions, artificial intelligence, productivity tools, and customer relationship management (CRM) with advanced data security.
Additionally, Microsoft Cloud services will provide opportunities for local businesses to innovate. Microsoft is also working with the Telangana government to accelerate the adoption of cloud, artificial intelligence, IoT, and cybersecurity solutions for governance.
“The new datacenter will augment Microsoft’s cloud capabilities and capacity to support those working across the country. It will also support new entrepreneurial opportunities while meeting critical security and compliance needs,” said President of Microsoft India, Anant Maheshwari.