Microsoft plans to establish a data centre region in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, to offer improved cloud access to enterprises, start-up businesses, developers, education providers and government institutions.
The Hyderabad data centre region will accelerate India’s adoption of the cloud, artificial intelligence, internet of things and cybersecurity. This will benefit Microsoft’s partners in India, such as Apollo Hospitals, Infosys, Mahindra, State Bank of India, TCS and Wipro, all of whom already use its cloud services.
“As Indian enterprises continue to transition and expand their involvement in cloud computing, this facility will provide the critical infrastructure foundation for developers and organisations of all sizes to create new customer experiences, support their business, and harness innovation at scale,” said Stephanie Trautman, chief growth officer at Wipro.
Hyderabad will join the three existing network regions in India, which are located in Pune, Mumbai and Chennai.
In a new joint report with IDC, Microsoft found that India had developed 1.5 million new jobs between 2016 and 2022, with 169,000 of these being skilled IT jobs. The new data centre region will further drive this growth.
“Cloud services are poised to play a critical role in reimagining the future of business and governance and enabling overall inclusion in the country,” said Anant Maheshwari, president of Microsoft India. “The new data centre 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. We are pleased to be collaborating with the Government of Telangana on this major milestone and we deeply appreciate its support.”
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