Microsoft India today announced that it will establish a new datacenter region in Hyderabad, Telangana. In India, Microsoft already has three datacenter regions across Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai. The upcoming datacenter region in Hyderabad will deliver the entire Microsoft Cloud portfolio, productivity services, and CRM solutions.
Microsoft will work with the government of Telangana to accelerate the adoption of cloud, AI, IoT and cybersecurity solutions for governance. Microsoft also has plans to upskill government officials in the latest technology, support young girls through the CyberShikshaa program, and more.
What they are saying:
“I am extremely delighted that Microsoft chose Hyderabad as the destination for its largest datacenter investment in India. This will also be one of the largest foreign direct investments (FDIs) the state has attracted. Microsoft and Telangana have a long history, with Hyderabad hosting one of the largest Microsoft offices in the world, and I am happy to see the relationship grow,” said Shri. KT Rama Rao, Minister Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology, Government of Telangana.
“Cloud services are poised to play a critical role in reimagining the future of business and governance and enabling overall inclusion in the country. 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. The new datacenter region is a testament to our mission to empower the people and organizations of India to achieve more. We are pleased to be collaborating with the Government of Telangana on this major milestone and we deeply appreciate their support,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.
On a related note, Microsoft recently announced a new Azure region in North China. You can read about it in detail here.