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Microsoft to Invest Rs 1,400 Crore in India Cloud Data Centres

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Seeing a $2 trillion promise in India’s cloud market, Microsoft has decided to spend Rs 1,400 crore on setting up three data centres in the country. In a filing with the Registrar of Companies, the US software giant said it has started work on setting up the cloud data centres in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. The company is setting up local centres in a bid to capture the India market, especially customers in the banking and telecom industries, which have had data sovereignty concerns.

For Microsoft, which earned Rs 2,261 crore from India in 2013-14, the country is among the fastestgrowing cloud markets globally, with 2,000 customer additions each month. The company hopes to scale up its cloud offerings by setting up more global data centres.

“The biggest cloud data centres we have globally are capable of handling 600,000 servers in just one region. That’s a massive amount of compute. Increasing this scale helps us in being more competitive,” Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Azure Jason Zanders told ET. Original post at ET Telecom

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