Microsoft India intends to set up its fourth data centre in Hyderabad. The city is already home to the US-based technology giant’s largest engineering centre and campus globally outside the United States with over 18,000 employees.
This will be its largest data centre in India and among the largest foreign direct investments into Telangana. The company’s other data centre regions are in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.
The move is aimed at meeting the growing demand for public cloud in India, which had been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, Anant Maheshwari, president, Microsoft India said. “We more than doubled the capacity at our existing facilities in India during the first year of the pandemic and this is directly correlated to the nature of the growth we’ve seen,” Maheshwari said. “We’ve taken significant incremental share in the overall new cloud consumption that has hap the overall new cloud consumption that has happened in the country and, therefore, have become the number one player in the country. ”