Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is now going to set up data centers in India to satisfy the growing needs to Indian enterprise. Company CEO, Satya Nadela announced that the company is going to set up data centers in India by the end of the year 2015.According to Redmond giant, Indian enterprise sector is growing at an alarming rate, and company foresees a business of no less than $2 trillion from it.
“We have 10,000 partners working with us in India. We have opened up a huge opportunity for those 10,000 partners. One thing you can be sure of is that for every connected smartphone you need to have cloud infrastructure. We want to enable the burgeoning entrepreneurial experience of Indians. There can be no mobile-first without cloud-first world,” Nadella said.
The revenue that has been generated by the company’s cloud services in India is nearly a 100%, and now Microsoft is willing to serve the country from local data centers. Till now serving is being done from the servers located in neighbouring countries.
“When we think of cloud opportunity in India itself, it’s going to be a $2 trillion opportunity. With more than 250 million Indians using Internet connected devices today, there is an incredible demand and opportunity for India with Microsoft cloud services,” Nadella said.
Company’s cloud service Azure and Office -365 plays a vital role in growth and expansion of the enterprises in India, whereas, on the other hand, it generates most of the revenue for Microsoft.
“By offering our cloud services through local data centres, we can help make Digital India a reality,” Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman, Microsoft India, said, adding that the top 20 companies in the country are Microsoft customers ranging from banking, IT and IT enabled services to manufacturing sectors.