Microsoft unveils largest data center region in India
Hyderabad, 7th March, 2021 : The Government of Telangana and Microsoft jointly announced the upcoming Data Center Investment in Hyderabad which will be Microsoft’s largest data center region in India. The announcement was made in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister of State, MEITY, Government of India, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Hon’ble Minister for ITE&C, Industries and MA&UD, Sri K. T. Rama Rao, and the Principal Secretary for ITE&C, Government of Telangana, Sri Jayesh Ranjan which was also attended by Microsoft’s Executive Vice President, Jean-Philippe Courtois and Microsoft India President, Anant Maheshwari. This announcement reaffirms Microsoft’s commitment to strengthening India’s economic resurgence and evolution as an important innovation hub.
Microsoft will invest nearly ₹15,000 crores over a period of 15 years into the new data center region spread across three sites – Chandanvelly, Ellikatta and Kottur. The new datacenter in Hyderabad will deliver advanced data security and cloud solutions that will help enterprises, start-ups, developers, education, and government institutions. The Hyderabad datacenter region is another addition to the existing network of 3 regions in India across Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai, which have been operational for the past 5 plus years. This collectively forms the most extensive network of datacenters in the country with near and far DR provision and coverage of seismic zones.
The Hyderabad datacenter region will also support local business growth and create new jobs across IT operations, facilities management, data and/or network security, network engineering, process management, and project management. Through the datacenter region Microsoft will enable opportunities for local businesses to innovate with Microsoft Cloud services in the city of Hyderabad and across the state of Telangana.
The state of Telangana and Microsoft have earlier entered an MoU that will positively reinforce the state government’s capabilities to enhance its citizen service capabilities. Given the state’s technology driven growth agenda around key sectors like Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Law Enforcement and Mobility the Microsoft Datacenter in the region will push up the local growth.
Sri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & Information Technology of India shared, “Today’s commitment to the people and businesses of India will position the country among the world’s digital leaders. A Microsoft datacenter region provides a competitive advantage to our digital economy and is a long-term investment in our country’s potential. The cloud is transforming every industry and sector. The investment in skilling will empower India’s workforce today and into the future.”
Hon’ble Minister for ITE&C, Industries and MA&UD, Sri K. T. Rama Rao said, “I am extremely delighted that Microsoft has decided Hyderabad as the destination for its largest Data Center investment in India. This will also be one of the largest FDIs the state has attracted. Microsoft and Telangana go a long way back with Hyderabad hosting one of the largest Microsoft offices in the world and I am happy to see the relationship grow.”