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Microsoft to Setup Data Centre in Hyderabad

CIO Insider Team | Wednesday, 21 July, 2021

Big tech companies have a way with setting up data centres especially one with Microsoft, which set up an underwater data centre and now Microsoft is on to its finish line towards building a data centre for Rs.15,000 crore in Hyderabad. For the same, it’s in the final stages of negotiations with the Telangana government.

This plan of placing a data centre falls in line with Brookfield Infrastructure's announcement to form a joint venture to build such facilities in India under the brand name BAM (Brookfield Assessment Management) Digital Realty.

Speaking of data centres, India has about 23 distinct third-party data centre service providers servicing 80 facilities, according to GlobeNewswire. Furthermore, negotiations are underway for 15 new facilities, with one being Microsoft’s talk with the Telangana government to erect a data centre in Hyderabad.

Then there are several homegrown tech companies that have and yet to set up their own data centres as well. Since India’s landscape is termed as one among the developing data centres in the Asia-Pacific region

Telangana is already seeing significant investments in the information technology (IT) sector, with Microsoft’s data centre plan in Hyderabad soon to be made public

Besides, COVID’s reign only enabled in-born and international tech-companies to build facilities and services that can best help people deal with the current scenario.

Hence, India has been witnessing immense changes with Google Cloud India making Delhi its second cloud data region, Paytm for its biggest IPO, Swiggy raising a $ 1.25 billion fund from SoftBank, which clearly Zomato had opened the doors first.

Then there is about Drones delivering medicines and vaccines to the remotest parts of India, which again involves the Telangana government. Hence, this makes it, "Telangana is already seeing significant investments in the information technology (IT) sector, with Microsoft’s data centre plan in Hyderabad soon to be made public".

This precisely gives more power to Microsoft, as it had already signed a 10-year pact with Reliance Jio to develop cloud data centres across India back in 2019 and of course the same translates to Jio as well.

Furthermore, the agreement said that Microsoft Azure cloud platform will be deployed within Jio's connectivity infrastructure, aligning with the company's cloud-first strategy, and will be used to develop cloud-based productivity, collaboration, and business applications, including Office 365, tailored to the needs of Indian businesses at all levels.

On another note, the agreement also meant that Jio’s workforce will also use the former’s cloud-based technologies including non-network applications.

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