Microsoft launches fourth data center in India

Microsoft Corp has unveiled its fourth data centre in India on Monday.

The U.S tech behemoth is betting on rising digital consumption in India, one of Microsoft’s fastest-growing markets.

Microsoft India head Anant Maheshwari said the company was making long-term investments in the country.

Maheshwari however declined to confirm reports by local media of a $2 billion price tag for the latest centre.

Reuters estimates that the overall Indian public cloud services market is expected to reach $10.8 billion by 2025.

Maheshwari said Microsoft was continuing to grow its workforce in India from 18,000 currently “both through the pandemic and going forward.”

The new data centre is located in India’s southern state of Telangana.

The company’s business model, which relies on partners building additional services on top of its cloud platform, Azure, generated business worth about $10 billion in the last five years, Maheshwari said.

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