Alekya Ettaboina September 30, 2015

Mumbai: Microsoft Company has opened three local data centres in Pune, Mumbai and Chennai to provide cloud services in India.

The Redmond, Washington-based company Microsoft is planning to provide its cloud services called Microsoft Azure to its Indian customers and to bring advance cloud services including Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics, Media Services and Internet of Things. For this it has opened three local data centers in Pune, Mumbai and Chennai in India. With this could services Indian customers can develop, scale and enable services faster than before.

The Redmond based firm will offer commercial services from local data centers by the end of 2015. Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman of Microsoft India said that “The Microsoft cloud in India will transform the way computing is done in the country. The hyper-scale cloud will empower governments, businesses and users and offer enough computing power that will support all their existing workloads”.

Microsoft will offer all these services to governments, large businesses, small and medium businesses (SMBs) and Citizens. With all these services Microsoft has become the first public could provider from India. The company has invested more than $15 billion to building a resilient cloud infrastructure and cloud services which deliver higher availability and security.

At present Microsoft could infrastructure entails 100 data centers across 40 countries. The biggest benefit of could services would be regulated industries such as BFSI, government departments and state-owned enterprises which can use local data residency.

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