Microsoft to build India data centre region in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: After Oracle, now Microsoft to build India data centre region in Hyderabad, Telangana. The software company on Tuesday announced its intent to establish the India data centre region in Hyderabad.

According to IDC, Microsoft’s data centre regions in India contributed $9.5 billion in revenue to the economy between 2016 and 2020. IDC report estimated that 1.5 million jobs were added to the economy, including 169,000 new skilled IT jobs.

The Hyderabad data centre region will be an addition to the existing network of three regions in India across Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai. It will offer the entire Microsoft portfolio across the cloud, data solutions, artificial intelligence (AI), productivity tools and customer relationship management (CRM) with advanced data security.

To support customer needs for high availability and resiliency, Microsoft launched Azure Availability Zones in December 2021 in its Central India data centre region. This forms the most extensive network of data centres in the country with disaster recovery provisions and coverage of seismic zones.

“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,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.

“The new datacenter region is a testament to our mission to empower the people and organisations 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,” Maheshwari commented on Microsoft to build India data centre region.

With the expansion of its cloud data centre footprint in India, Microsoft is also empowering and co-innovating with customers and partners.

Microsoft’s customers in India, including Jio, Inmobi, Infosys, TCS, ICICI, Bajaj Finserv, Apollo Hospitals, Mahindra, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Piramal, State Bank of India (SBI), Flipkart, Pidilite, and Amity, are already benefitting from Microsoft’s global-scale cloud services and the new datacenter region in Hyderabad will play an important role in meeting India’s burgeoning cloud requirements.

Microsoft said that it is committed to having responsible and sustainable data centre operations. This includes a commitment to have a 100 per cent renewable energy supply equivalent to the electricity consumed by Microsoft data centres by 2025.

This new data centre region will be built with sustainable design and operations, enabling Microsoft to responsibly deliver reliable and highly available cloud services at scale.

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