Microsoft to set up 3 data centres in India by 2015
Microsoft has announced that it will be providing commercial cloud services from local data centres in India by next year. The company has decided to tap the US$2 trillion in the domestic market and will give tough competition to rivals like IBM and Google. Along with this the Redmond giant also announced that it will set up 3 data centres in the country by the end of next year.
As reported by PTI, Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft, said at an event in New Delhi, that “Last year, our cloud business in India grew over 100 per cent. Buoyed by that success we have now decided to offer cloud services from local data centres. This will help us make global infrastructure and make that available to local data centres.”
He further said that, India is a growing market and cloud computing services have a strong market of about US $2 trillion. Present at the event, Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik said, “By offering out cloud services through local data centres, we can help make Digital India a reality. This opens new possibilities in e-governance, financial inclusion, healthcare and education.”
After realising the potential of the cloud computing market in India the companies are gearing up not to miss the opportunity. Google, IBM, Microsoft all are set to give a tough competition to each other and grab maximum market share.